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Peking Man fossils show their age

New ages for the fossils feed suspicions that the ancient species migrated to Asia in two separate waves

1:33pm, March 11, 2009

Peking Man has suddenly gotten much older, and with age comes re-evaluation. The Homo erectus fossils from China’s Zhoukoudian cave system that are referred to collectively as Peking Man date to 780,000 years ago, roughly 200,000 years earlier than usually thought, scientists say.

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