Re: Neanderthals...

Gerrit Hanenburg (
Sun, 24 Sep 1995 10:28:31 GMT (HARRY R. ERWIN) wrote:

>: I guess there was some evidence found in Asia, I think, that
>: pushed it back to 1.9mya. I don't have the cite handy, sorry.

>Sounds far too early, even for H. erectus.

In a footnote (p.243) in "The Fossil Trail" Tattersall mentions dates of
about 1.8 and 1.6 myr for two hominid fossils from Java.
These dates were obtained by Carl Swisher and colleagues (Institute of Human
Origins).I believe the specimens were the Modjokerto infant and one from
Sangiran (Sangiran 4?).
Have these dates been confirmed by others?