Homo Habilis Fossils Discovered in China

Asian hominids belonged to one of two early human species, Homo habilis or Homo ergaster as per discovered fossils of hominid teeth on upper incisor and a fragment of lower jaw with a premolar and adjacent molar. Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing and the Chongqing Museum of Natural History excavated the Longgupo Cave, near Wushan in the eastern Sichuan province of China. The hominid remains were dated by anthropologists to between 1.78 and 1.96 million years BCE.

Date:
      1984 and 1988, 1.96 million BCE
Occupation:
      Anthropologists
Location:
      Beijing, China


Additional Information:

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