Temporal range: Pleistocene
|Bust of Peking Man on permanent display at Zhoukoudian|
|Subspecies:||H. e. pekinensis|
|Homo erectus pekinensis
Peking Man, also called Sinanthropus pekinensis (currently Homo erectus pekinensis), is an example of Homo erectus. The remains were first found between in 1923 and 1937 during excavations at Zhoukoudian near Beijing, in China. Their age is thought to be between 500,000 and 300,000 years old. A number of fossils of modern humans were also found in the Upper Cave at the same place in 1933.