China to excavate Peking Man site again, in hopes of more findings

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Chinese scientists will soon launch an excavation at a cave where the first Peking Man skull was found with an aim to find more relics of ape men who were believed to live as early as 770,000 years ago.

The excavation will start in mid May and last two months at the western slope of the Peking Man Site, said Gao Xing, deputy director and a research fellow of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Palaeoanthropology, in an interview with Xinhua on Monday.

Excavations at the Peking Man Site had yielding more than 200 human fossils, 100,000 pieces of stoneware and animal fossils of 98 mammal species and 62 bird species, according to Gao.

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