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Approximate age:450,000 years old=average of minimum (0.12 Ma) and maximum (0.78 Ma)

Date based on: Paleomag See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference:

Hominids: Homo erectus      


Important specimens:

Notes: Associated with MIS 6 [DOI: 10.1007/BF03028863](Jinling, L. I. U., & Weiming, W. (2004). Homo erectus pekinensisís age and environmentówith discussion on the relationship among Homo erectos from Beijing, Nanjing and Chenjiawo. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, 47(1), 68-77. ); doi:10.1006/jhev.2002.0555 ; Masayuki Hyodoa, Hideo Nakayab, Atsushi Urabec, Haruo Saegusad, Xue Shunronge, Yin Jiyune and Ji Xuepin. Paleomagnetic dates of hominid remains from Yuanmou, China, and other Asian sites. Journal of Human Evolution Volume 43, Issue 1, July 2002, Pages 27-41 ;(Wu et al. 1989; An et al. 1990); Chenjiawo is housed in the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China. Research workers interested in access to Chenjiawo should write to Professor Wu Rukang or Professor Wu Xinzhi, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica, PO Box 164, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.; 24. Cheng, G. L., Lin, J. L., Li, S. Z., Discussion on Lantian Man?s geological age, in Proceedings of Palaeoanthropology (in Chinese), Beijing, Science Press, 1978, 151-157. 25. Ma, X. H., Qian, F., Li, P. et al., Palaeomagnetic dating of Lantian Man, Vertebrata PalAsiatica (in Chinese), 1978, 16(4): 238-243. 26. An, Z. S., Wei, L. Y., The fifth paleosol in Lishi loess and its palaeoclimatic significance, Acta Pedologica Sinica (in Chinese), 1980, 17: 1-10. 27. Xu, Q. Q., Some remarks on Chenjiawo fauna-On the first appearance of Peking Man fauna, Vertebrata PalAsiatica (in Chinese), 1996, 34(1): 41-57.
Coordinates based on paleobiology database WH Gilbert

Location: Chenjiawo, Yehu (near Lantian city), China
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