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a habitation site of the early Paleolithic in the K’uoch’ieht’ang cave, located near the Chouk’outien railroad station, about 45 km from Peking. Remains of Sinanthropus (Peking man) were discovered at the site.

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(8) On Choukoutien cave, see Guo Shilun, et al., "Age and Duration of Peking Man Site by Fission Track Method," Abstracts, 15th Annual Conference on Particle Tracks in Solids, Marburg.
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.