Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (1987)

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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 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 18,00011,000 B.C. 

The site is not only an exceptional reminder of the prehistoric human societies of the Asian continent, but also illustrates the process of evolution. 

  • China 1991. Peking Man. 

China 1991. Peking Man.

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Other World Heritage Sites in China (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section China for further information about the individual properties.  

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