Peking Man

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Peking Man
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Bust of Peking Man on permanent display at Zhoukoudian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: H. erectus
Subspecies: H. e. pekinensis
Trinomial name
Homo erectus pekinensis
(Black, 1927)
Synonyms

Sinanthropus 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.