Canadian physician attached to the British consulate as Professor of Anatomy
at Peking Union Medical College in the 1920s and 1930s; he secured molar teeth
from Austrian paleontologist Otto Zdansky (1894-1955) from among which Black was able to identify a hominid tooth
in 1927 which possessed an abnormal root structure
; he called the new species
Sinanthropus pekinensis. Through inquiry, Black located the source of the teeth
in the Hills of the Dragons, or Choukoutien
See Homo erectus.