Choukoutien

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Chouk’outien

 

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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