Modern humans and Homo erectus did not co-exist in Java, study shows

20 December 2019

Ninety years after Dutch geologists excavated human fossils in central Java, scientists finally have pinpointed the fossils' age at around 120,000 years.

In a study reported today in Nature, The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Michael Westaway and Professor Jian-xin Zhao helped to establish the age and a new chronology for “a critical site for understanding the later stages of human evolution”.

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