Java-man definitions

Pithecanthropus.
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A type of early human (Homo erectus erectus) known from fossil remains found in Java and thought to be from the Lower Pleistocene.
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A purported species of primate, a supposed ancient ancestor of human beings, named Pithecanthropus erectus, now considered Homo erectus.
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Origin of java-man

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