Sangiran centre set to be biggest in Asia

The Sangiran Center for the Study of Prehistoric Humans is getting ready to be the largest of its kind in Asia following the upgrading of its facilities.

Sangiran to be Asia’s Biggest Center for the Study of Prehistoric Humans
Tempo Interaktif, 18 October 2010

Harry Widianto, director of the Sangiran Conservation Center for the Study of Prehistoric Humans, said Sangiran will be the biggest center of its kind in Asia.

At present, the Center continues to develop the Sangiran Museum, located in Sragen. The museum is improving its exhibit areas, its laboratory, rooms for audio visual activity, creation of animation media, seminars and a home stay for researchers. It is also building an observation post, a souvenir center, and offices for conservation projects.

“The construction will be completed by October 2011 and it will be officially inaugurated by the President,” Harry said yesterday.

In future, visitors will get information on the process of human evolution and civilization, from prehistoric man to modern man, through the audio and animation. There will also be an observation post, from which visitors can view the Sangiran Site, measuring 56 square kilometer and covering 22 villages in Sragen and Karanganyar regencies.


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Author: Noel Tan

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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