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Trinil 2 is the fossilized upper cranium of the species Homo erectus. It was discovered in Trinil, Indonesia by Eugene Dubois in 1891. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Trinil is a palaeoanthropological site on the banks of the Bengawan Solo River in Java, Indonesia. ... Eugene Dubois (January 28, 1858 - December 16, 1940) was a Dutch anthropologist, who earned world-wide fame with the discovery of Homo erectus in Java in 1891. ...


Dubois initially classified it as Pithecanthropus erectus but it was reclassified in the 1950s by Ernst Mayr when he combined Pithecanthropus and Sinanthropus into Homo erectus. This specimen has also been known as Pithecanthropus 1. Pithecanthropus erectus was the name first given to the Homo erectus specimen, also known as Java Man, by its discoverer Eugène Dubois. ... This article has been identified as possibly containing errors. ...


Its characteristics are a long cranium with a Sagittal Keel and heavy browridge. The Sagittal Keel (torus) is a thickening of bone on part or all of the midline of the frontal, or parietals where they meet sagittally, or both bones. ...


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Images of Trinil 2. Retrieved on 2006-07-12. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ...


 
 

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