asian perspectives 43(2) fall 2004 dicult for nonspecialists. By reaching out to larger international audiences, as Pappu has admirably done, outside researchers will have an opportunity to learn more about the wonderful prehistory of India. Sangiran: Man, Culture, and Environment in Pleistocene Times: Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Sangiran, Solo-Indonesia, 2124 September 1998. Truman Simanjuntak, Bagyo Prasetyo, and Retno Handini, eds. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor Indonesia. 442 pp. 78 b/w photographs; 10 tables; bibliography. Softcover. ISBN 979-464-382-7. Reviewed by Mike Morwood, School of Human and Environmental Studies, University of New England, Australia Sangiran, a truncated dome of PlioPleistocene sediments in the Solo Depression of Central Java, is a prolific source of fossils, which span about one million years and include the majority of the world's Homo erectus finds. The site is rightly listed with the World Heritage as an area of great geological, paleontological, and archaeological significance. There has been a long history of scientific work at Sangiran beginning in 1893 with the visit of Eugene Dubois, who had just previously found the type specimen of Pithecanthropus (now Homo) erectus at the nearby site of Trinil on the Solo River. But the person who really put Sangiran on
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