Davidson Black

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Davidson Black (July 25, 1884 – March 15, 1934) was a Canadian doctor who studied anatomy and anthropology.[1] He was born in Toronto and died in Peking (now Beijing). In 1927, he led a team that discovered bone fossils from an early species of human beings in China. The fossils were about 750,000 years old. They belonged to the species Sinanthropus pekinensis or Peking Man. He and his team found these fossils near the village of Zhoukoudian, near Beijing.

He graduated from the University of Toronto. In 1921, he became a professor of anatomy in China at Peking Union Medical College. He died on March 15, 1934.[2]

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  1. S., G. E. "Davidson Black. 1884-1934." Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1.3 (1934): 360-65. Print.
  2. Swinton,W. E. "Physician Contributions to Nonmedical Science: Davidson Black, Our Peking Man." Canadian Medical Association Journal 115.12 (1976): 1251-253. CMAJ. CanadianMedical Association. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.