the skeletal remains of Homo erectus, formerly classified as Sinanthropus pekinensis, found at Zhoukoudian, near Peking, China, in the late 1930s and early 1940s and subsequently lost during World War II.
an early type of man, Homo erectus, remains of which, of the Lower Palaeolithic age, were found in a cave near Peking (now Beijing), China, in 1927
Peking man
See sinanthropus.


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