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Homo erectus

Palaeoanthropology
An extinct hominid of the genus Homo that lived from 1.8 to 1.3 million years ago (from the end of Pliocene to the later Pleistocene) in Africa, and spread to China and Java. H erectus had a less protruding face, a thick brow ridge and a larger cerebral cavity (±850 cc) than H habilis; H erectus may have been the first hominid to migrate out of Africa, spreading to Indonesia and China. Some believe that H erectus is the same as H ergaster and is the director ancestor of H heidelbergensis, H neanderthalensis and H sapiens.

Vox populi
See Closet, Glory hole

Homo erectus

see HEIDELBERG MAN.
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The No.1 site of the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site is located on the northeastern slope of Longgu Mountain and is the most important site of the Zhoukoudian Peking Man relics.
The excavation is being supervised by the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site Administration and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, which falls under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
"Peking Man" is referred to a group of fossil specimens, hundreds of thousands of years old, discovered in 1923-27 during excavations at Zhoukoudian near Beijing (at that time known as Peking), in China.
Archaeologists have now discovered several vertebrate fossils, ashes, burned bones and charcoal remnants at the Zhoukoudian caves, also known as the "Peking Man" site.
'Peking Man' is referred to a group of fossil specimens, hundreds of thousands of years old, discovered in 1923-27 during excavations at Zhoukoudian near Beijing (at that time known as Peking), in China.
The fossil, which became known as the Peking Man, could well have produced an internal conflict for Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, one of the paleontologists who discovered the skull, who was a Jesuit priest.
In the 1980s, anthropological archaeologist Lewis Binford challenged the notion that Peking Man was the owner of Zoukoudian Cave, contending that it belonged to hyenas whose bones were also found there--the hominds were mere victims.
After two weeks of research at the site, Cai and his colleagues concluded it was a prehistoric residence of human beings, similar to that of the Peking Man found in Beijing early last century.
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): Chinese scientists will soon launch an excavation at a cave where the first 'Peking Man' skull was found with an aim to find more relics of ape men who were believed to live as early as 770,000 years ago.
As well as yielding the famous Peking Man fossils, this site has also provided the oldest broadly accepted evidence for controlled fire use by members of the human lineage.
A group of Chinese fossils known collectively as Peking Man dates to at least 400,000 years ago, considerably earlier than previous estimates, according to preliminary analysis of sediment at the site where the finds first emerged in 1921.
Erectus fossils continue to be found at the famous Beijing Man, or Peking Man, site, which was first excavated in the 1920s, they add.