Thursday, 2 June 2011
Fossil Museum Sangiran
Sangiran Museum is a museum of archeology which is located in the District Kalijambe , Sragen regency , province of Central Java , Indonesia .The museum is adjacent to the area of Sangiran prehistoric fossil sites. Sangiran site has a broad reach 56 km ² covers three subdistricts in Sragen ( Gemolong , Kalijambe , and Plupuh ) and the District of Gondangrejo that are in Karanganyar District . Sangiran site is in the Sangiran Dome region, which is part of the depression Solo, at the foot of Mount Lawu (17 km from the city of Solo). Sangiran Museum and archaeological sites, in addition to being an interesting tourist attraction is also the arena of pre-history research on the life of the most important and comprehensive in Asia, even the world.
In museums and sites can be obtained Sangiran complete information about the patterns of early human life in Java, which accounts for the development of science such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Paleoanthropologi. Di lokasi situs Sangiran ini pula, untuk pertama kalinya ditemukan fosil rahang bawah Pithecantropus erectus (salah satu spesies dalam taxon Homo erectus) oleh arkeolog Jerman, Profesor Von Koenigswald. In this Sangiran site also, for the first time discovered the lower jaw Pithecantropus erectus fossils (one species in the taxon Homo erectus) by the German archaeologist, Professor Von Koenigswald.
More interestingly, in the area of Sangiran site are also traces of the remains were 2 million years to 200,000 years old can still be found today. Relatif utuh pula. Relatively intact as well.. So experts can assemble a red thread of a history that has ever happened in Sangiran sequence.