430,000 Year Old Shell Engravings By Homo Erectus from Trinil, Java

The engraved shell pictured come from a freshwater mussel species that were collected in the 1890s by the Dutch paleontologist Eugène Dubois, from Trinil. The first H. erectus calvarium was also found there. Duboid brough home many other artifacts as well and were stored away in Leiden, Netherlands. Josephine Joordens from Leiden University opened these boxes to... Continue Reading →

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