Temporal range: Pleistocene
|Bust of Peking Man on permanent display at Zhoukoudian|
The original fossils disappeared in 1941, but casts and descriptions remain. They show that this subspecies looked similar to modern humans and Neanderthals, and used stone tools. Most likely fire was used, and it is currently unknown if interbreeding was between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens, and if this is an ancestor or member of the Denisovan peoples of East Asia. No religious or symbolic findings are yet associated with this subspecies.
References[change | change source]
- Paul Rincon (2009). "'Peking Man' older than thought". BBC News. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- Shen, G; Gao, X; Gao, B; Granger, De (2009). "Age of Zhoukoudian Homo erectus determined with (26)Al/(10)Be burial dating". Nature 458 (7235): 198–200. doi:10.1038/nature07741. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 19279636.
- "'Peking Man' older than thought". BBC News. 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2010.