Peking man

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Peking man

n.
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.]

Peking man

n
(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

Peking man

A type of primitive human being, remains of which were found in China.
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Noun1.Peking man - fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II
Homo erectus - extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain; "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
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The most famous research result of Teilhard's work in China was his involvement in the discovery of Sinanthropus pekinensis or Peking Man in Choukoutien (Zhoukoudian) near Beijing in 1929.
He named his hominid Sinanthropus pekinensis (Greek for "Chinaman from Peking").