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Dragon Bone HillAn Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus$
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Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195152913

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.001.0001

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The Bones of Dragon Hill

The Bones of Dragon Hill

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(p.1) CHAPTER 1 The Bones of Dragon Hill
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Dragon Bone Hill
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Noel T. Boaz

Russell L. Ciochon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0001

This chapter focuses on the discoveries at Dragon Bone Hill in northern China. Topics discussed include the mysterious affinity between the ancient dragons of Chinese myth and the fossilized remains of extinct animals, suspicions of hominids at Longgushan and their discovery, a “missing link expedition” through China to the Gobi Desert, and the discovery of the first hominid skull.

Keywords:   Dragon Bone Hill, human evolution, excavations, China, Gobi Desert, hominid fossils, Peking Man

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