the skeletal remains of Homo erectus, formerly classified as Sinanthropus pekinensis, found at Zhoukoudian, near Peking, China (now Beijing), in the late 1930s and early 1940s and subsequently lost during World War II.
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How to use Peking man in a sentence
Some anthropologists consider, however, that the Peking man possessed already certain characteristics peculiar to the yellow race.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] | Wolfram Eberhard
After the period of the Peking man there comes a great gap in our knowledge.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] | Wolfram Eberhard
British Dictionary definitions for Peking man
an early type of man, Homo erectus, remains of which, of the Lower Palaeolithic age, were found in a cave near Peking (now Beijing), China, in 1927
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Scientific definitions for Peking man
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