Java man

1891 Java man

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Eugène Dubois primatology

Java man

Missing the link


Eugène Dubois was the first anthropologist to deliberately search for fossils of hominids. Lacking geneological records, it was difficult for Dubois to have his claims taken seriously. Even with more bones uncovered and modern dating methods, it is impossible today for scientists to determine with certainty on the place of Java man in the evolution of hominids.

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