Lantian

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Early Palaeolithic site in Shensi Province, China, with Homo Erectus remains at Gongwangling and Chenjiawo dated to c 700,000 bp (Middle Pleistocene). Lantian Man is the hominid species identified by Chinese archaeologists, the remains (both female) are as old as Java man, an early form of Homo erectus, and older than Peking man, another form. It was named Sinanthropus lantianensis, classified by most scholars as Homo erectus. The core tools are of the heavy-tool tradition of Palaeolithic China and stone implements from a third site may be contemporary with the human fossils.

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