Peking man
noun Date: 1926 an extinct Pleistocene hominid known from skeletal and cultural remains in cave deposits at Zhoukoudianzhen, China and classified with the direct ancestor (Homo erectus) of modern humans

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  • Peking man — n. a type of early human (Homo erectus pekinensis) of the Middle Pleistocene age, known from fossil remains found near Beijing (Peking), China …   English World dictionary

  • Peking Man — Taxobox name = Peking Man fossil range = Pleistocene image caption = First cranium of Homo erectus pekinensis ( Sinathropus pekinensis ) discovered in 1929 in Zhoukoudian, today missing (replica) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum =… …   Wikipedia

  • Peking man — the skeletal remains of Homo erectus, formerly classified as Sinanthropus pekinensis, found at Zhoukoudian, near Peking, China, in the late 1930s and early 1940s and subsequently lost during World War II. * * * ▪ anthropology  extinct hominin of… …   Universalium

  • Peking man — n. fossils remains of an extinct form of human (Pithecanthropus) which were found near Peking (China) in the late 1930s and early 1940s (and afterwards wer lost during WWII); primitive man found near Peking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Peking man — /ˈpikɪŋ mæn/ (say peeking man) noun a variety of Homo erectus, Homo erectus pekinensis, known from fossil remains found near Peking (now Beijing), China; first remains found in 1921 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Peking man — noun fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II • Hypernyms: ↑Homo erectus …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Mighty Peking Man — Hong Kong theatrical poster featuring Evelyn Kraft Directed by Ho Meng hua Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Man — n. & v. n. (pl. men) 1 an adult human male, esp. as distinct from a woman or boy. 2 a a human being; a person (no man is perfect). b human beings in general; the human race (man is mortal). 3 a person showing characteristics associated with males …   Useful english dictionary

  • man — n. & v. n. (pl. men) 1 an adult human male, esp. as distinct from a woman or boy. 2 a a human being; a person (no man is perfect). b human beings in general; the human race (man is mortal). 3 a person showing characteristics associated with males …   Useful english dictionary

  • man — Synonyms and related words: Achilles, Adam, Adamite, Australanthropus, Australopithecus, Barbary ape, Casanova, Chiroptera, Cro Magnon man, David, Don Juan, Galley Hill man, Gigantopithecus, Grimaldi man, Hector, Heidelberg man, Hominidae, Homo… …   Moby Thesaurus

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