Peking Man A series of fossils from a hominid species named Homo erectus pekinensis (more popularly known as Peking Man) were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s at Zhoukoudian cave in China. They dated back about half a million years. In 1937, Japanese troops invaded China; in 1941, the fossils were packed into crates in an attempt to ship them to safety in the United States. What happened afterward is unclear, but many scholars believe that the fossils were lost en route to America.

10 Historical Treasures That the World Lost in the Past 100 Years

Peking Man A series of fossils from a hominid species named Homo erectus pekinensis (more popularly known as Peking Man) were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s at Zhoukoudian cave in China. They dated back about half a million years. In 1937, Japanese troops invaded China; in 1941, the fossils were packed into crates in an attempt to ship them to safety in the United States. What happened afterward is unclear, but many scholars believe that the fossils were lost en route to America.

Mystery of the Lost Peking Man Fossils Solved?: Hominid Hunting Blog - Smithsonian.com (Photo: Wikicommons)

Mystery of the Lost Peking Man Fossils Solved?

Mystery of the Lost Peking Man Fossils Solved?: Hominid Hunting Blog - Smithsonian.com (Photo: Wikicommons)

Mighty Peking Man (Re-issue) Full Movie Download free

Mighty Peking Man (Re-issue) Full Movie Download free

Tooth from Homo Erectus, “Peking Man” found at the Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University.

Tooth from Homo Erectus, “Peking Man” found at the Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University.

Chinese Scientist Proves The First Inhabitants Of China Were Black!

Chinese Scientist Proves the First Inhabitants of China Were Black

Frontiers of Anthropology: Peking Man Upper Cave and the Ethnic Variety of Lemurians, Part II

Frontiers of Anthropology: Peking Man Upper Cave and the Ethnic Variety of Lemurians, Part II

Peking Man Skull Fragments

Peking Man

Peking Man Skull Fragments

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