Java Man not so old after all

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The oldest human remains in Southeast Asia aren’t as old as we thought they
were. An Indonesian-Japanese team of scientists has overturned a decades-old estimate of Homo erectus remains from Central Java in Indonesia, shaving off several hundred thousand years from the age of the globe-trotting hominin, the first to disperse out of Africa.

Period10 Jan 2020

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  • TitleJava Man not so old after all First human species out of Africa reached Asia later than thought.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCosmos
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/01/20
    DescriptionThe oldest human remains in Southeast Asia aren’t as old as we thought they were. An Indonesian-Japanese team of
    scientists has overturned a decades-old estimate of Homo erectus remains from Central Java in Indonesia, shaving off
    several hundred thousand years from the age of the globe-trotting hominin, the first to disperse out of Africa.
    Producer/AuthorDyani Lewis
    URLhttps://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/java-man-not-so-old-after-all
    PersonsKira Westaway