Peking man(redirected from Sinanthropus pekinensis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Sinanthropus pekinensis: Pithecanthropus erectus
An extinct hominin known from fossil remains of the Pleistocene Epoch found in China, originally called Sinanthropus but now classified as Homo erectus.
[After Peking (Beijing), China.]
(Palaeontology) 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
A type of primitive human being, remains of which were found in China.