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Palaeontology

'Peking Man' older than thought

By T.K. Randall
March 13, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments



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Ancient human fossils from China known as the 'Peking Man' fossils have turned out to be 200,000 years older than had been previously thought.
Iconic ancient human fossils from China are 200,000 years older than had previously been thought, a study shows. The new dating analysis suggests the "Peking Man" fossils, unearthed in the caves of Zhoukoudian are some 750,000 years old. The discovery should help define a more accurate timeline for early humans arriving in North-East Asia. "


Source: BBC News | Comments (3)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Ashiene 14 years ago
well, I'm older than I think I am, so why doesn't anyone care?
Comment icon #2 Posted by psyche101 14 years ago
Interesting, I guess this adds weight to the Eosimias sinensis theory?
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
That's too bad the original fossils were lost during WWII. I'm sure it's in the hands of a private collector somewhere.


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