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Unformatted text preview: April 15 th 2011 Final Wednesday at 10 AM 1. Homo erectus in Asia Java Man Du Bois discovered skullcap and femur at Trinil, Java Named it Pithecanthropus erectus = Upright ape man Later renamed Homo erectus Found a partial skull and femur 2. Zhoukoudian- Dragon Bone Hill, China 1899 fossil tooth located among dragon bones Medicine and aphrodisiacs First skull turned up in 1929 Davidson Black- First study Skeletal remains representing upward of 40 male and female adults and children The site was occupied over 200,000 years (600-400 kya) Charred bits of wood and bone indicate controlled use of fire 3. Zhoukoudian Franz Weidenreich Made casts and drawings of material Fossils lost at time of Japanese invasion of China during WWII Weidenreich was vocal critic of Piltdown man 4. Homo erectus in Europe Earliest evidence from Gran Dolina, Spain and Ceprano, Italy, dated to 800 KYA 5. Gran Dolina Stone tools, animal remains, hominid fossils...
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