Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Solo Man

Designation for a hominid specimen found in 1931-3 near Ngandong on the upper terrace of the Solo River. One of eleven hominid skulls and two tibia collectively called Solo Man and inadvertently labeled tiger skulls. Recent dating (thorium-uranium) suggests that these specimens have a date less than 100 kya. These specimens have been considered as tropical Neandertals or proto-Australian; recent attributions place then with other Asian examples of Homo erectus.

See Ngandong.

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