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Java Man's First Tools

Science  21 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5772, pp. 361
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5772.361

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MANILA-- At the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Congress, held here from 20 to 26 March, an archaeologist wowed colleagues with slides showing the oldest known stone tools of "Java Man," a leggy human ancestor that prowled the island of Java beginning about 1.7 million years ago. (Read more.)