The PREHsea Project
Humans inhabit the Southeast Asian archipelago since more than one and a half million years. The fossil remains they left behind are among the earliest discoveries made in the history of palaeoanthropology.
However, we have until now only limited knowledge about their habitat and lifestyle. Current research on the earliest inhabitants of Southeast Asian islands is hampered among other things by the present distribution of original fossils and related remains.
These are stored in collections located in Europe and Southeast Asia and are until now only available to scientists who put up extensive travels.