East Java's western region is well known for its abundance of pre-historic sites, some dating back a million years or more. Dubois made his famous discoveries at Trinil in the Ngawi region in 1891;
other scientists have uncovered evidence of early human settlement in the districts of Tulungagung, Ponorogo and Pacitan.

The Wajak mountains

Original drawing of 'Java man'
( Phithecantrhopus erectus ), by Eugene Dubois, on display in the fosil museum at trinil, Ngawi.

detail of relief carving withing the cave
of selomangleng .

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