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.