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HOPsea "Human Origins Patrimony in South-East Asia" A large part of humankind finds its roots in Southeast Asian world-widely famous human origins heritage.
Beyong national and bilateral current programmes, the HOPSEA project, grouping 7 institutions from France, Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands and Philippines, aims to build an expert network able to overstep the threshold between research and valorization of the patrimony. This first issue of HOPsea Milestones presents the main activities related to the network, carried out in 2005.

<< HOPsea kick-off meeting >>
Frankfurt/Main, April 19th-22nd, 2005


The project was launched at the Senckenberg Museum.
Diplomatic and institutional representatives attended the official opening function in the Dinosaurs room.
Discussions concerned actions such as future field schools excavations, common Master modules,
Virtual Platform allowing to share patrimonial objects and scientific data, and future museographic events as well.

The Sangiran 4 maxilla > 1 million years old

The Sangiran 2 skull c. 800,000 years
During the function, participants had the special opportunity to meet the famous 'Old Islanders', namely the Homo erectus fossils found during the 1930's by Prof. Dr. Ralph Koenigswald.
20 participants from all partners institutions met to set up the project's boards and prepare the first year's actions.

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