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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, China

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Zhoukoudian is a cave system located 42 km to the southwest of Beijing, China. It is famous for the discovery of the remains of the Peking Man, or Sinanthropus pekinensis, a Homo erectus dating back to at least 500,000 years ago.


Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site
Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site
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The Peking Man Site was discovered by Swedish paleontologist Johan Gunnar Andersson in 1921. The caves at Zhoukoudian has been used for early men in the later Upper Palaeolithic period. Evidence in the form of stone and bone tools have been discovered there.

The Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Headquarters in Paris, France, on 7-11 December, 1987.

The Outstanding Universal Value to humanity of the site lies in it being an exceptional reminder of the prehistorical human societies of the Asian continent.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 39 44 E 115 55
Inscription Year: 1987
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, VI

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Visiting Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

Best is to arrange with a taxi in Beijing or with a Beijing tour agency.
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