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Palaeoanthropology

Asian Homo erectus converges in time

Re-evaluation of the age of Zhoukoudian, a prominent site of Homo erectus occupation in China, prompts a rethink of the species' distribution in both the temperate north and the equatorial south of east Asia.

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Figure 1: Prize site — the western wall of the main excavation at Zhoukoudian.

R. L. CIOCHON, UNIV. IOWA

Figure 2: Sites of Homo erectus fossils and artefacts in northern China and Java.

ESRI MAPS, C. A. GOINGS

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Ciochon, R., Bettis III, E. Asian Homo erectus converges in time. Nature 458, 153–154 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458153a

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