Renowned for its opulent palaces, walls and parks, Beijing boasts no less than seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian
and the Grand Canal.
Large mammalian carnivores as a taphonomic factor in the bone accumulation at Zhoukoudian
. Acta Anthropologica Sinica 19 (Suppl.):224-234.
Since 2009, in collaboration with scientists from Beijing's Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chen's fieldwork has involved numerous major excavations, including at China's Zhoukoudian
site, renowned for the discovery of the Peking Man fossils in the 1920s.
For example, in Zhoukoudian
area, Peking man's caves were a vivid portrayal of early human life.
London, May 19 (ANI): Chinese archaeologists have launched the largest protective excavation since the Zhoukoudian
Peking Man Site was first excavated in 1921.
, An Early Modern Human from Tianyuan Cave, Zhoukoudian
Initially, zooarchaeology was practiced as a branch of palaeontology and mainly focused on faunal remains from Pleistocene sites like Zhoukoudian
(Boaz & Ciochon 2004; Jia & Huang 1990; Teilhard de Chardin & Young 1930; 1932; Yuan 2002a; Zdansky 1928), although the faunal report on Bronze Age fauna from Anyang was also a seminal work in the development of the discipline (Teilhard de Chardin & Young 1936).
Other important fossil sites are Gran Dolina in northern Spain (850,000780,000 ya), Ceprano in Italy (900,000-800,000 ya), and Zhoukoudian
in China (ca.
The new discovery came after local workers stumbled across the bones in Tianyuan Cave, in Zhoukoudian
, near Beijing.