Humans were in Indonesia more than 63,000 years ago

Enlarge / Lida Ajer modern human tooth (left top) with its corresponding scanned image (left bottom) compared to an orangutan tooth (right) (credit: Tanya Smith and Rokus Awe Due)

In the Padang Highlands of western Sumatra, a large island in Indonesia, there is a small cave called Lida Ajer with a long history of offering up clues about human history. Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugene Dubois first excavated the cave before 1890, and Lida Ajer has turned up plenty of preserved...

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