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Sangiran
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Sangiran

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Indonesia
Description:
Excavations here from 1936 to 1941 led to the discovery of the first hominid fossil at this site. 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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Sangiran", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.