Sangiran X

Sangiran X

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E-96-1-SANGIRAN-10ITS–The “Sangiran X” fossil is one of many fossils found in Sangiran, Central Java. The fossil, discovered by Teuku Jacob in1963 is called Phithecanthropus Erectus. The fossil consists of the skull and left cheekbone of an estimatedly 20-year-old man.

There were many other fossils of the race found before and after in a number of different places. Based on the finds, researchers have judged the men were between 165 and 170 centimeters tall and weighed around 100 kilograms. They had robust physics, but were less monstrous compared to Phitecantropus Modjokertensis. Meats were included in their daily food, which they processed with fire. Their erect way of walking was still imperfect as they often used hands to help them move.

Their face was dominated by the projected jaw and forehead. They had no chin, wide noses, and pronounced cheekbones. Scientists estimate that they lived between one and a half million years ago.

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