The history of Indonesia is as old as the history of humans. The
fossils of "Java Man" (Pithecanthropus Erectus) traced in the land
is supposed to be around 500,000 years old. These fossils were
discovered in the village of Trinil in East Java in 1809.
Another discovery of
human fossils were traced just a few years after this discovery in
Trinil which established the evidence of Java’s earliest
inhabitants. It was during 3,000- 500 B.C when major immigration
took place to Indonesia. As history beckons these migrants were of
Mongloid origin and were from China and Tonkin. These tribes were
also credited with the introduction of new Stone, Bronze and Iron
Age cultures along with the Austronesian language to Indonesia.
Indonesia witnessed an upsurge in the influx of the Indian traders
during the first century A.D. which in turn led to the enforcement
of Indian civilization.