Ancient elephant fossil recovered in Java

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A nearly-intact skeleton of an ancient skeleton was unearthed near the small town of Blora in Java. The elephant was estimated to have lived between one to two million years ago, possibly rubbing shoulders with the homo erectus. The fossil was excavate with the help of experts from Australia, and is on display at the Geology Museum in Bandung.

Skull
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Ancient Elephant Unearthed in Java
Jakarta Globe, 11 June 2009
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