Pei Wen-Chung

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P’ei Wen-Chung


Born Dec. 3, 1904, in Peking. Chinese archaeologist, paleontologist, and paleoanthropologist.

From 1928 to 1937, P’ei participated in excavations near Chouk’outien, where he discovered a skull cup of Sinanthropus (1929). Between 1930 and 1934 he discovered and studied the Upper Paleolithic site of Shuang-ti-tung. In 1951, P’ei investigated the site of the Tzu-yang Man (in Szechuan Province), and from 1956 to 1958 he studied cave sites in the province of Kwangsi.


“An Account of the Discovery of an Adult Sinanthropus Skull in the Chou Kou Tien Deposit.” Bulletin of the Geological Society of China, 1929, vol. 8.
“The Upper Cave Industry of Choukoutien.” Palaeontologia Sinica, series D, 1939, no. 9.
Chiu shih chishih tai chi i shu (Paleolithic Art). Shanghai, 1935.
Chuang-kuo shih-chi shih tai ti wen-hua (Stone Age Culture in China). Peking, 1954.
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