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Java man, Trinil man(noun)
fossil remains found in Java; formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus
A purported species of primate, a supposed ancient descendant of human beings, given the scientific name Pithecanthropus erectus.
Origin: From the fossils, which were found on the Indonesian island of Java.
Java Man is the name given to fossils discovered in 1891 at Trinil - Ngawi Regency on the banks of the Solo River in East Java, Indonesia, one of the first known specimens of Homo erectus. Its discoverer, Eugène Dubois, gave it the scientific name Pithecanthropus erectus, a name derived from Greek and Latin roots meaning upright ape-man.
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