- the fossil remains of Homo erectus found in Java.
Origin of Java man
First recorded in 1930–35
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- a type of primitive man, Homo erectus (formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus), that lived in the middle Palaeolithic Age in JavaAlso called: Trinil man
- See pithecanthropus.
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