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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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Giants and Genes: Changing Views of Peking Man's Evolutionary Significance

Giants and Genes: Changing Views of Peking Man's Evolutionary Significance

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(p.55) CHAPTER 3 Giants and Genes: Changing Views of Peking Man's Evolutionary Significance
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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/9780195152913.003.0003

This chapter examines the twists and turns of the paleoanthropological interpretation of Peking Man: the first, largely fanciful and hopeful pronouncements; the more mature hypotheses based on the remarkably complete fossil remains; the comparative studies of Zhoukoudian with other sites and hominids from around the globe; and finally the understanding of Peking Man after all the pre-World War II fossils had been pulled out of the ground. The ideas that evolved as data accumulated from this remarkable site led to the modern conception of this unique human species.

Keywords:   Peking Man, hominid fossils, paleoanthropology, Javan fossils, Homo erectus, bones, genes

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