Peking Man Site

The Peking Man Site was discovered in 1921 by the Swede John Gunnar Andersson. Intense excavation began in 1927. The site yielded nearly 200 fossils representing around 40 individuals, over 10,000 stone artefacts, several layers of ash as evidence of fire use, and more than 100 specimen of fossil from other animals. The site was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987. It is believed Peking Man was a cave dweller, tool maker, fire user, gatherer, and hunter. In view of fossil records and cultural remains, he was superb in his adaptation to his environment with regards to his physiology and technical ability.      

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