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Prehistory

Primitive Humans in China

Evolution of Humans

Human Fossil

Paleolithic

Geological Age

Absolute Age
(Approx. years ago)

Pithecus

Kaiyuan

Pithecus

Late Miocene Epoch

14,000,000-8,000,000

Lufeng Pithecus

Late Miocene Epoch

8,000,000

Baoshan

Pithecus

Late Miocene to Pliocene Epoch

8,000,000-4,000,000

Homo

Erectus

Yuanmou Man

Early

Period

Late Pliocene Epoch

2,500,000 1,700,000

Wushan Man

Late Pliocene Epoch

2,000,000

Yunxian Man

Early Pleistocene Epoch, late period

800,000

Lantian Man

Middle Pleistocene Epoch, early period

800,000-500,000

Peking Man

Middle Pleistocene Epoch, middle period

500,000

Yunxi Man

Middle Pleistocene Epoch, middle period

500,000

Early

Homo

Sapiens

Jinniushan Man

Middle

Period

Middle Pleistocene Epoch, late period

310,000-280,000

Dali Man

Middle Pleistocene Epoch, late period

200,000

Maba Man

Between Middle and Late Pleistocene Epochs

200,000-100,000

Changyang Man

Late Pleistocene Epoch, early period

150,000

Dingcun Man

Late Pleistocene Epoch, early period

120,000

Xujiayao Man

Late Pleistocene Epoch, early period

100,000

Late

Homo

Sapiens

Liujiang Man

Late

Period

Late Pleistocene Epoch, middle period

50,000

Ordos Man

Late Pleistocene Epoch, middle period

50,000-37,000

Zuozhen Man

Late Pleistocene Epoch, late period

30,000-20,000

Ziyang Man

Late Pleistocene Epoch, late period

20,000

Shandingdong Man

Late Pleistocene Epoch, late period

18,000