Travelling Solo really give satisfaction to you. In addition to cultural tourism, batik solo, the Mangkunegara Palace, Solo also has a place where you can learn about the history of early human civilization. Sangiran Museum is the archaeological museum in with 13,809 ollection of fossils and relics of the age of dinosaurs.
Sangiran Museum is Asia's most complete archaeological museum. Most of the collection can be found at Asia's largest archaeological museum include ancient human fossils Pithecantropus erectus, Pithecantropus erectus, Pithecantropus mojokertensis, Meganthropus paleojavanicus, Homo soloensis, Europe Homo neanderthal, Asia Homo neanderthal , dan Homo sapiens.. There are also fossils of ancient animals like Mastodon sp ancient elephant, tiger Felis paleojavanica, Rhinocerus sondaicus rhinoceros, hippopotamus Hippopotamus sp., And a number of ancient man-made hunting supplies. Fossil collection is largely derived from Sangiran, because the museum is also used as a place to hold fossils of the largest archaeological sites in Indonesia.
Sangiran Museum is located in the village of Krikilan, District Kalijambe, Sragen, Central Java, or 18 miles to the north of Solo. The museum has an area of approximately 56 square kilometers.
Homo soloensis is ever settled in the area around the river of Bengawan Solo 1.5 million years ago. Archaeological research has not revealed all the secrets of this ancient human cultures. Hominid species that lived much later, 800000-300000 years ago, is known to have created the tools.
Man of Solo including archaic Homo erectus (archaic: old-fashioned), lived between 1.5 million and 1 million years ago, is the oldest hominid ever discovered and experienced the evolution in Indonesia. In Sangiran hominid evolution period extends for one million years. There are two types of human evolution in situ, ie archaic Homo erectus, 1.5 million-year-old Homo erectus and tipic, 300,000 years old.
Homo Soloensis fossils found in Ngandong, Blora, at Sangiran and Tigers Connect, Sragen, by Ter Haar, Oppenoorth, and Von Koenigswald in 1931-1933 from Upper Pleistocene layers. Soloensis Homo, which lived about 900,000 to 300,000 years ago. Brain volume reached 1300 cc. Koenigswald is a paleontologist and geologist Netherland origin who conducted research on hominins, including Homo erectus
According to Von Koenigswald this human has higher level than Pithecanthropus Erectus. Estimated that this creature is an evolution and Pithecanthropus Mojokertensis. By some experts, classified as Homo Neanderthalensis soloensis which is a type of Homo Sapiens from Asia, Europe, and Africa come from the Upper Pleistocene.
Sangiran is one of the valuable sites of human evolution in the world, although it is not the only one. It is rarely found elsewhere, both in Indonesia and in the world. Only in Africa and China that shows the evolution of this kind.