Ngandong VII

Ngandong VII

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E-100-1-NGANDONG-7ITS–The “Ngandong VII” fossil, categorized asPithecanthropus soloensis, was discovered in 1932 in Ngandong Village, located in Central Java by a team of researchers headed by Ter Haar, Oppernorth and Von Koenigswald. The fossil is considered to be the skull of a woman at an estimated age between 45 and 50 years old. The fossil is the most complete skull fossil ever discovered in Ngandong; only the face part was missing.

Based on the nomerous fossils of Pithecantropus soloensis found in Ngandong, researchers judge that the men stood taller and were more robust than Pithecantropus erectus. While their face was projected and their teeth were about the same size as the Pithecantropus erectus, the interior of their head was bigger.

It is estimated that the Pithecanthropus soloensis lived between 900 and 200 thousand years ago. The race seemed to have close relationship with Pithecanthropus modjokertensis, and it is thought they probably evolved from that race. Pithecanthropus soloensis’s descendants are considered to be extintct.

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