Eugene Dubois

Dubois, Eugene


Born Jan. 28, 1858, in Eisden; died Dec. 16, 1940, in Halen. Dutch anthropoligist; educated as a military physician.

In 1890-92, Dubois discovered the skeletal remains of a fossil ancestor of man (Java ape-man) on the island of Java and named him Pithecanthropus erectus. His discovery played an important role in consolidating the theory of evolution.


Pithecanthropus erectus. Batavia, 1894.
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