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2009-03-16 09:48:12

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2009-03-13 09:57:48

A new dating method has found that "Peking Man" is around 200,000 years older than previously thought, suggesting he somehow adapted to the cold of a mild glacial period.

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2009-03-11 15:30:00

Chinese researchers say a new and more accurate dating method shows that Peking Man may be 200,000 years older than what experts previously thought.

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2008-01-23 09:55:00

The China Daily called a newly unearthed, almost complete human skull fossil the greatest discovery since Peking Man. Peking man, dating back between 250,000 and 400,000 years, was discovered in the 1920s, and this new discovery is, according to the media, the greatest thing China has boasted since, dating back 100,000 years.

2004-11-28 03:00:21

HUANG WEIWEN is PROFESSOR OF PALEOLITHIC ARCHAEOLOGY at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Academia Sinica, Beijing. He was born in 1937 in Guangdong Province, China.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.