“Meganthropus” cranial fossils from Java

  title={“Meganthropus” cranial fossils from Java},
  author={Donald E. Tyler},
  journal={Human Evolution},
  • D. Tyler
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Geology
  • Human Evolution
There are now twelve significant hominid cranial fossils from the Lower and Middle Pleistocene of Java, all but two being from the Sangiran site. Most of this material is well-known in the literature, but three skulls, possibly representing “Meganthropus” are here described in detail for the first time. Most scholars have assigned them all toHomo erectus, while others have suggested that they represent as many as four different hominoid taxa. The author argues that they represent two possible… 

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