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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 Dragon Reclaims Its Own

The Dragon Reclaims Its Own

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(p.33) CHAPTER 2 The Dragon Reclaims Its Own
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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/9780195152913.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the impact of the Sino-Japanese War on excavations at Longgushan and the fate of the Peking Man fossils. Japanese interest in the Peking Man fossils and where the Peking Man fossils went are discussed. The loss of the Peking Man fossils has generated more interest than any other topic in the history of paleoanthropology. Despite all the interest, historical research, and hypotheses, there is still not a single reliable account of a sighting of the fossils since they were packed away in 1941.

Keywords:   excavations, China, Japan, Longgushan, Sino-Japanese war, hominid fossils, Peking Man

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