Peking Man - A Find That Changed History.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
423Trip End Dec 31, 2018
Our final day in Beijing was reserved to go and see the Zhoukoudian village where "Peking Man" was found. The archaeological findings here changed the known history of man, pushing back the date that present day man was known to exist, to 600 thousand years. This was where evidence that man had the use of fire, was also found. Peking man is the link between Modern Ape and Modern Man. A very well set out and labeled museum was on site. We also found another museum, which was about earthquakes and we were fascinated to find out that China had invented a simple but accurate seismograph in AD 132!
Back to Beijing, in very heavy rain, and our guide delivered us to a different hotel, the Red Wall. Our expertly organised travels through the China based “Absolute China Tours” were at an end after two weeks and now we begin the first part of our Beijing to St
Footnote: Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian is UNESCO World Heritage listed.
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