Peking Man research

Peking Man research

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Restrictions: This image may not be used in any context outside of mainstream science without the express permission of Atelier Daynes. Permission must be cleared for use by museums, in exhibitions, private use and front covers. No use in articles about Elisabeth Daynes or the Atelier Daynes.

Caption: Peking Man research. French anthropologist Yves Coppens (born 1934) with a model reconstruction (left) of Peking Man (Homo erectus pekinensis). Peking Man refers to a set of hominin fossils discovered in the 1920s near Beijing, China. The fossils date from around 750,000 years ago. Homo erectus is the most widespread and longest-surviving of all the fossil hominins. Its geographical spread included north and east Africa, Europe, Indonesia and China. It lived between 0.3 and 2 million years ago. Reconstruction by the Daynes Studio, Paris, France. Photographed in 2002.

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