Latest Peking Man Stories

2009-03-16 09:48:12

U.S. and Chinese scientists say they've determined the Peking Man is thousands of years older than thought. A dating method developed by Purdue University Professor Darryl Granger not only produced a more accurate determination of the age of the Zhoukoudian, China, site of remains of Homo erectus, commonly known as Peking Man, but officials said it also suggests he somehow adapted to the cold conditions produced by a mild glacial period. The site was found to be 680,000-780,000 years old,...

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.A dating method developed by a Purdue University researcher allowed a more accurate determination of the age of the Zhoukoudian, China, site of remains of Homo erectus, commonly known as "Peking Man." The site was found to be 680,000-780,000 years old. Earlier estimates put the age at 230,000-500,000 years old.Darryl...

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, The Associated Press reported. The bones of the so-called Peking Man "” a batch of Homo erectus fossils found in the 1920s during cave excavations near Beijing "” were originally believed to have been some 550,000 years old. Researchers have now developed a new method that examines the radioactive decay of aluminum and beryllium in...

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. The new skull fossil was found last month in Xuchang, a province of Henan. Following two years of digs which covered 2,800 square feet, two archaeologists were leaving...

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. As an early student of the preeminent archaeologist Jia Lanpo, Huang was one of the first to be trained specifically in Paleolithic archaeology in the PRC. The discoverer of Lantian Man (Homo erectus) from Gongwangling, Lantian County, Shaanxi Province, he is one of the foremost Paleolithic...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.