|UNESCO #593 - Sangiran Early Man Site - INDONESIA|
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Sangiran Early Man Site - INDONESIA - UNESCO #593
The only card I've got today is from a World Heritage Site in Indonesia that was still missing in my collection. This particular site is one of the most important in the world to understand the evolution of human beings. Thank you very much Dewimartha for this postcard, the 308th in my collection, 673 to finish (and only 2 in Indonesia). This postcard took 13 days to arrive!
Sangiran Early Man Site is situated about 15 kilometers in the north of Solo town in Central Java, Indonesia, covering an area of 5,600 hectares. It became famous after the discovery of Homo erectus remains and associated stone artifacts in the 1930s. Later, 50 fossils of Meganthropus palaeo and Pithecanthropus erectus/Homo erectus were found – half of all the world's known hominid fossils. Inhabited for the past one and a half million years, Sangiran is one of the key sites for the understanding of human evolution.