Initially discovered by Dutchman Eugene Dubois in 1891.
After years of excavations on the banks of the Solo River on Java island (an island of Indonesia),
all that was found of this claimed originator of humans was a skullcap, three teeth and a femur.
And that's what he concocted Java man from. The femur was found about 40 feet away from the original skullcap a full year later.
For almost 30 years Dubois downplayed the Wadjak skulls (two undoubtedly human skulls found very close to his "missing link").
(source: Hank Hanegraaff, The Face That Demonstrates The Farce Of Evolution, [Word Publishing, Nashville, 1998], pp.50-52).
He also, of course, withheld the discovery of modern human remains, which were found in the same stratum as Java man.
Of course that would have ruined his claims that Java man was the ancestor of modern day humans.
Finally, enough pressure was placed on him that the actual bones were allowed to be examined and the discrepancies were found.
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