|UNESCO #449 - Peking Man Site, Zhoukoudian - CHINA|
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Peking Man Site, Zhoukoudian - CHINA - UNESCO #449
On the forest we see in this postcard, more than 20000 years ago, ancestral men walked and lived... according to the late studies the remains found here, from the Middle Pleistocene Period to the Palaeolithic, shine a light on the evolution process (take that creationists!). Thank you very much Zihu for this beautiful card, the 351th WHS in my collection, only 630 to finish.
Scientific work at the site, which lies 42 km south-west of Beijing, is still underway. So far, it has led to the discovery of the remains of Sinanthropus pekinensis, who lived in the Middle Pleistocene, along with various objects, and remains of Homo sapiens sapiens dating as far back as 18,000–11,000 B.C. The site is not only an exceptional reminder of the prehistorical human societies of the Asian continent, but also illustrates the process of evolution.