Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952453 | Print ISBN: 9780761930297 | Online ISBN: 9781412952453 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Donald E. Tyler
Sambungmachan is an archaeological site in Central Java, Indonesia, from which three crania have been recovered. The earliest finds consist of a nearly complete Homo erectus (Sm 1) cranium missing the face and part of the base, the central portion of a Homo erectus tibia, and numerous remains of Late Pleistocene mammals. The date of the skullcap and tibia fragment has proved impossible to determine. Based on its mineral content, it probably dates to the Late Pleistocene. The cranium is probably male, and has a cranial capacity of 1,100 cc. The skull is Homo ...