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The Legacy of Peking Man: The Story of Human Evolution in East Asia

The Legacy of Peking Man: The Story of Human Evolution in East Asia
35 St. George Street, Galbraith Building Room 303
Time: Nov 26th, 5:00 pm End: Nov 26th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), East Asian Studies (FAS), before 400 BCE, Archaeology, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS)
Lecture by Dr. Chen Shen, Royal Ontario Museum

The Archaeological Institute of America Toronto Society and the University of Toronto Archaeology Centre present an illustrated lecture:

Dr. Chen Shen

Vice-President World Cultures, Senior Curator; Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology, Royal Ontario Museum

The Legacy of Peking Man: the Story of Human Evolution in East Asia

85 years ago, a group of hominid fossils, including 5 late-mysteriously-missing skulls, were named the "Peking Men" by the Toronto anthropologist Davidson Black. Since the 1920s, the Peking Man has been included in the history of anthropology and archaeology, and has been mentioned throughout numerous classroom as part of the theories associated with the origins of human beings. Today, what can these legendary human fossils tell us about the story of human evolution in East Asia? In this talk, Dr. Shen will share the preliminary results of recent fieldwork at the Zhoukoudian site near Beijing.

This event is free and all are welcome.  Registration is not required.  For further information, please visit the website of the Archeological Institute of America Toronto chapter.

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