The East Java northern basin, which is located in Indonesia archipelago has become a consideration by earth scientists, among others, because of the existence of the hominid fossil and other vertebrate fossils which is found in some quaternary sediments. The hominid and other vertebrate fossils are found in the Kendeng zone, mostly come from the Pucangan and Kabuh formations which distribute from Central to East Java. However, not all formations can contain vertebrate fossils as well as hominid. Therefore, we want to know what factors influence the concentration of vertebrate fossils in those formations. On behalf of the study, there are three locations, will be reviewed namely Sangiran, Ngawi, and Mojokerto. The study indicates that vertebrate and hominid fossils are mainly accumulated in the continental sediment like lacustrine and fluvial system. In this case, Sangiran and Ngawi B are the most promising sites for hominid because of their paleoenvironmental and paleogeographical setting as an island in the Early-Middle Pleistocene. Some parts of Kabuh Formation in Mojokerto also provide possibilities, especially the unit which has continental deposition.