Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Andersson, Johan Gunnar (1874-1960)

Swedish mining expert and amateur paleontologist. Funded by the Swedish China Research Committee shortly after World War I, he discovered the Zhoukoudian (then Choukoutien) site in 1918, and oversaw paleontological excavations near Beijing (Peking) in the 1920s. Although many were lost en route, Andersson sent so many fossil specimens to Professor Wiman at Sweden’s Uppsala University that they have not yet been completely described.

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