Re: Peking Man

John Henry Kieschnick (kiesch@leland.Stanford.EDU)
19 Feb 1995 00:32:19 -0800

A report from Reuters February 15, 1995, said that the Xinhua
news agency had just announced that after a reassessment of the
cave, Huang Peihua of the Chinese University of Science and Technology
determined that Peking man lived between 585,000 to 250,000 years ago
instead of 700,000 to 200,000 years ago.

I've noticed that the dates previous posters have given vary greatly.
Do these dates mean that Peking man lived continuously at the cave
from 585,000 years ago to 250,000 years ago, or that the earliest
possible date for the bones is 585,000 and the latest 250,000?

John Kieschnick
Dept of Asian Languages