Wajak I

Wajak I

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E-101-1-WAJAK-1ITS–The “Wajak I” fossil was excavated in Wajak Village, Tulungagung, East Java, and is considered to be a skull of homosapiens. The fossil was discovered in 1889 by Van Rietschoten, but first studied by the Dutchman Eugene Dubois, the first paleontologist to conduct research in Indonesia. The “Wajak I” fossil consists of fragments of the mandibles and neckbone of an estimatedly 30-year-old woman.

According to Dubois’ research, the Wajak’s race shared similar type of physics with Mongoloid and Austalomelanesoid. It is estimated that the race lived between 40 and 25 thousand years ago, and were spread throughout Indonesia and several Southeast Asian countries. They included Niah people in Sarawak, Malaysia and Tabo people in Palawan, Philippines.

Homosapiens had been more developed physically than Pithecanthropus. They had more developed brains, less projected faces, and they stood and walked more erectly. They were possibly the ancestors of an Indonesian Malay sub-race.

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