The fossil skeleton of the ancient Homo erectus (vertical walker) whose age surpassed all of the previous 'predecessors' was discovered by Indonesian archaeologists in the central part of Java Island - as reported above. site of the Jakarta Post newspaper on Monday.
This discovery is the first evidence of human presence in modern Indonesian territory 1.8 million years ago. All previous findings on Indonesian islands today are dated to no more than 1.5 million years, the newspaper said.
So far, the remains of 'Vertical riders' date back to the age of the newly discovered Indonesian new remains, found only in Africa, Asian and European continental countries, including Caucasus region (found in Georgia in 1991-2005, dating to about 1.8 million years and considered the oldest).
Experts believe that Homo erectus (a vertical walker) was formed as a species about 2 million years ago.