Site Tambaksari

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Tambaksari site area covers several villages in the district and subdistrict Tambaksari scaffolding that was about ± 961.369 ha. Tambaksari located east of Bandung is about 150 km. Location can be reached through the route Manila - Tasikmalaya - Ciamis - Cisaga - Tambaksari. Geomorphological conditions Tambaksari site area is undulating hills which form the morphology of the slope variety, some are morphological berlembah-Cijolang valley through which the river with several tributaries such as Cihonje, Cipasang, Cisanca, Cibatu, Cisontrol, and Cibeureum. The area of ​​this site is an area that contains the remains of the old quarter geological middle Pliocene (2 million years ago).
Attention to the region starting Tambaksari J van Houten discovered vertebrate fossils in northeastern scaffolding around the year 1920. Subsequent research conducted by van Es in 1931, von Koenigswald in 1934, and Hetzel in 1935. Attention of local communities, especially by Darwa, Junior High School teacher Tambaksari through science lessons. The disciples are invited to observe fossils and strange stones scattered in the region were subsequently collected in the laboratory school.
Tambaksari site area is a sedimentary basin known as Basin Cijolang. So called because, according to von Koenigswald vertebrate fossils found in Cijolang show distinct fauna, with characteristic fossils pointer is Merycopotamus nanus Lydekker. Cijolang fossil fauna which includes a pointer fossil Merycopotamus nanus is Hipopotamus (Hexaprotodon) simplex (hippopotamus), Cervus sp (deer), and stegodon sp (elephant). Fauna fossils ever found in the region Tambaksari eg buffalo, deer, crocodiles, elephants, hippos, turtles, and rhinoceros. The fossils were found at several sites namely Urugkasang, Cisanca, Cicalincing, Cibabut, Cihonje, Ciloa, Cibabut, and Cipasang.
The most spectacular findings of Tambaksari are Homo erectus fossils. This fossil was discovered by a joint team from the Bandung Institute of Archaeology, STTNas Yogyakarta, Bandung P3G Quaternary Geology Laboratory, and University of Tennessee and Auburn University, USA. Homo erectus fossils were first discovered in West Java was found in July 1999. The fossils were found in the form of an incisor. The discovery occurred when carried out excavations in the cliff Cisanca at a depth of 333 cm below the soil surface layer of bluish sandstone.
Some fossil and archaeological objects found in Tabaksari now stored at the Museum Site Tambaksari. With the museum can help research activities and provide the necessary information of visitors. Already paved road conditions make travel in the region Tambaksari site so smoothly and easily. The locations of fossil discoveries can be achieved easily in spite of them that can only be reached by walking for example the location of the discovery of ancient human teeth at the edge of the stream S. Cisanca, Village rafters.
Location: District and the District of scaffolding Tambaksari
Directions: 150 km east of Jakarta
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