Sangiran is one of the villages in Kali Jambe sub-district, regency of Sragen, Central Java. It locates about 15 km north of Solo city. The name of Sangiran was chosen as a representative of those villages where within a single geological section we can find a succession of various hominid types.

Many scientists have undertaken an investi¬gation on Sangiran. Firstly, van Es in 1931 published the geological map of Sangiran. Later, in 1976 to 1979 the Indonesia-Japan teamwork carried out an extensive research on Sangiran not only in geological aspects but also paleontological aspects (such as to carry out a number of excavations) and dating (see Suzuki 1985).

The sediments of Sangiran area form the structure a dome-like. Therefore, the area is commonly called as Sangiran dome (see Fig.1). There are four formations identified in this area, from old to young: Puren (Up¬per Kalibeng), Sangiran (Pucangan), Bapang (Kabuh) and Poh Jajar (Notopuro) Formations (Itihara, 1985). Sartono (1975) assigned the Puren (Upper Kalibeng) Formation to Upper Pliocene, the Sangiran (Pucangan) Formation to Lower Pleistocene, the Bapang (Kabuh) and Poh Jajar (Notopuro) Formation to Middle Pleistocene.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s