This is the oldest evidence for the presence of early humans in Indonesia. Fossilised remains of Homo erectus in Indonesia, popularly known as the “Java Man” were first discovered by the Dutch anatomist Eugène Dubois at Trinil in 1891, and are at least 700,000 years old.
How did the first people reach Indonesia?
During several ice ages when sea levels dropped Indonesia was connected to the Asian continent. It is believed that Homo erectus arrived in Indonesia during one of the ice ages. The Wallace Line is an invisible biological barrier described by and named after the British naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace.
What is the nickname of Indonesia?
That is why Indonesia is called as the emerald of the equator.
What is India’s old name?
Though not all of India, Aryavarta was the name for the Northern region of India. A name that is still used, the Persians named India Hind or Hindustan. India is officially called Bharat or the Republic of India and is called so after the Ruler Bharata.