| Homo erectus pekinensis|
Fossil range: Pleistocene
| Scientific classification
H. e. pekinensis
Peking Man, also called Sinanthropus pekinensis (currently Homo erectus pekinensis), is an example of Homo erectus. A group of fossil specimens was discovered in 1923-27 during excavations at Zhoukoudian (Chou K'ou-tien) near Beijing (known as Peking at that time), China. More recently, the finds have been dated from roughly 500,000 years ago, although a new 26Al/10Be dating suggests they may be as much as 680,000-780,000 years old.
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