Paleoanthropologist Teuku Jacob dies at 76

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I missed this in Science last week:

As Indonesia's "king of paleoanthropology," Teuku Jacob ruled over a vital collection of hominid fossils....On 17 October, at the age of 76, the professor emeritus and former rector of Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta died of liver problems.
Jacob studied fossil hominids under famed paleontologist G. H. R. von Koenigswald, then found and was curator of many important specimens, particularly of Homo erectus. He was a key figure in the Indonesian independence movement, making nationalist radio broadcasts after World War II during the country's 4-year fight for independence from the Dutch.

(via Palanthsci)