Java man

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See also: Java Man and Javaman


Reconstructed head of Java man from the original skull cap fossil
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Etymology 1[edit]

From the fossils, which were found on the Indonesian island of Java.

Alternative forms[edit]


Java man (countable and uncountable, plural Java men)

  1. (taxonomy) A purported species of primate, a supposed ancient ancestor of human beings, named Pithecanthropus erectus, now considered Homo erectus.

Etymology 2[edit]

Java +‎ man


Java man (plural Java men)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of Javaman; a denizen of Java.