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Lost Homo Erectus tooth found in Sweden

A 500,000-year-old teeth belonging to "Peking Man" have been found in unpacked boxes from Otto Zdansky's expedition to the caves of Zhoukoudian near Beijing in the 1920s. ‘It is a spectacular find’, says Per Ahlberg. ‘We can see numerous details that tell us about this individual’s life. The crown of the

Peking Man used fire

New evidence found in China concludes that Peking Man was able to control and use fire 770,000 years ago. Recent age determinations for the Zhoukoudian sequence have shown that Homo erectus pekinensis seems to have first occupied Locality 1 some 770,000 years ago, when climatic conditions in North China were relatively

Peking Man caves undergoing excavation

New excavation work has begun in the Zhoudkoudian caves located near Beijing, where the skulls of Peking Man were found in the 1920s and 30s. Apart from looking for new relics, one of the cave walls will be shored up to prevent possible collapse. Researchers will excavate 20 square meters along

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