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World Heritage Site #449 :: Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

World Heritage Site #449 :: Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

State Party: China Location: Fangshanxian County, Beijing Municipality GPS: N39 43 60, E115 55 0 Date of Inscription: 1987 Criteria: (iii)(vi) Property : 480 ha Buffer zone: 888 ha Local Weather Scientific work at the site, which lies 42 km south-west of Beijing, is still underway. So far, it has led to the discovery of […]

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About Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian

About Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian

Brief Introduction An important Paleolithic site, this site was first excavated in 1927, in a cave on Dragon Bone Hill at Zhoukoudian, southwest of Beijing. In 1929, skull fossils of Peking Man were discovered here, providing concrete evidence for the existence of primitive man in the Beijing area and marking a milestone in the history […]

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Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian :: Map

Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian :: Map

Location Map GPS Coordinates: N39.689926, E115.93196 Zhoukoudian Tourist Map

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The Cave of Peking Man

The Cave of Peking Man

Zhoukoudian, situated 50 kilometers to the southwest of Beijing proper, is the former residence of Peking man, who lived here approximately 200,000 to 500,000 years ago. Since the discovery of a complete skull on December 2,1929, Zhoukoudian, which had more recently been noted for its production of lime, became world-famous as the “home of the […]

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Lost treasures: Peking Man's bones

Lost treasures: Peking Man’s bones

A crate containing some the world’s most important hominin fossils vanished amid war in 1941 – along with secrets about the origins of language In September 1941, Hu Chengzhi placed several skulls into two wooden crates. Around him, China was at war with Japan, so he was sending the skulls to the US for safekeeping. […]

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Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian :: Video Gallery

Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian :: Video Gallery

Inscribed in 1987. Excavation work at the site, which lies 42 km south-west of Beijing, is still ongoing. So far, it has led to the discovery of the remains of Sinanthropus pekinensis, who lived in the Middle Pleistocene, along with various objects, and remains of Homo sapiens sapiens dating as far back as 18,000–11,000 B.C. […]

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Beijing floods: 160 heritage sites damaged

Beijing floods: 160 heritage sites damaged

Beijing: About 160 historical sites, including the Peking Man World Heritage Site at Zhoukoudian, were damaged in floods caused by the heaviest rainfall in six decades in Beijing and suburbs. Seventy seven people were killed in the incessant rains which also left a trail of destruction causing direct economic losses of about USD 125 million, […]

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