Java Man goes to the mall

Over the weekend, the Sangiran Early Man Site Conservation Office organised a mini-exhibition at Kota Kasablanka shopping center in Jakarta, in an attempt to bring archaeology to the masses.

Exhibition at the Kota Kasablanka shopping mall in Jakarta, Jakarta Post 20121117
Exhibition at the Kota Kasablanka shopping mall in Jakarta, Jakarta Post 20121117

Java Man visits Kota Kasablanka shopping mall
Jakarta Post, 17 November 2012

Jakartans wanting to enjoy a long weekend learning about fossils need not visit the Sangiran excavation site located kilometers from Karanganyar and Sragen regencies in Central Java.

Since Wednesday, the conservation office of the Sangiran Early Man Site, has been displaying at the mall around 30 fossils of upright ape men and other ancient creatures found at the excavation site.

Visitors can also take a peek at other fossils on display, such as Australopithecus africanus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens, or the remnants of early animals such as a mollusk shells, the tusk of an ancient elephant and a crocodile skull.

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Author: noelbynature

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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