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To: EndWelfareToday
That's Pekin Man.

Fossil: Pekin Man

Site: Zhoukoudian Cave, China (1)

Discovered By: W.C. Pei, 1928-1937 (1)

Estimated Age of Fossil: 400,000 ya - 500,000 ya, * determined by Faunal, archaeological, radiometric, paleomagnetic & pollen data (1, 4)

Species Name: Homo erectus (1), Homo erectus erectus (25)

Gender: Male (based on size) (15)

Cranial Capacity: 1043 cc (8)

Information: Original bones disappeared during WWII (casts made and now reside in New York) (1, 3, 7, 8)
Remains of 40 individuals found (along with stone tools and animal remains) (1, 7)

Interpretation: First evidence of human use of fire found here (1)
No evidence of fire in Zhoukoudian Cave (bones naturally burned and washed into cave) (7)

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5 posted on 06/13/2007 8:17:24 AM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: Coyoteman
That's Pekin Man.

Yeah! That's him. ;-) He was found to be a hoax much like I suspect this Gigantoraptor erlianensis will be. (LOL)


I wonder what "evolved" from the Gigantoraptor erlianensis?
Any ideas?

7 posted on 06/13/2007 8:25:09 AM PDT by EndWelfareToday (Live free and keep what you earn. - Tancredo or Hunter)
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