Age of the earliest known hominids in Java, Indonesia.

@article{Swisher1994AgeOT,
  title={Age of the earliest known hominids in Java, Indonesia.},
  author={Carl C. Swisher and Garniss H. Curtis and Teuku Jacob and A G Getty and A Suprijo and Widiasmoro},
  journal={Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={263 5150},
  pages={1118-21}
}
40Ar/39Ar laser-incremental heating of hornblende separated from pumice recovered at two hominid sites in Java, Indonesia, has yielded well-defined plateaus with weighted mean ages of 1.81 +/- 0.04 and 1.66 +/- 0.04 million years ago (Ma). The hominid fossils, a juvenile calvaria of Pithecanthropus and a partial face and cranial fragments of Meganthropus, commonly considered part of the Asian Homo erectus hypodigm, are at least 0.6 million years older than fossils referred to as Homo erectus… CONTINUE READING
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