Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Upper Cave

Archaeological site found in 1933 at Zhoukoudian, near Beijing, China, dated to 25-18 kya, and that contains stone artifacts, ornaments, a bone needle, and hominid remains, including three crania and bones from several other individuals. The cranium of an older male has a capacity of 1500 cm3 and that of a young female has a capacity of 1380 cm3. All attributed to Homo sapiens. Authorities are divided regarding the similarity of these fossils to existing people; some see affinities with Cro-Magnon rather than with modern Asians.

See locality 1.

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