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Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon


This book recreates the story of life before Homo sapiens walked the earth. It was once thought that “Peking Man”, the remains of a cave man discovered at the famous fossil site of Dragon Bone Hill in China, had been a great hunter. But Peking Man was actually a composite of the remains of some fifty women, children, and men unfortunate enough to have been the prey of a giant cave hyena. The book retells the story of the cave's unique species of early human, Homo erectus. New evidence shows that Homo erectus was an opportunist who rode a tide of environmental change out of Africa into Eurasia, ... More

Keywords: multidisciplinary, Dragon Bone Hill, China, Homo sapiens, Peking Man, Homo erectus, Africa, Eurasia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195152913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noel T. Boaz, author
Professor of Anatomy, Ross University School of Medicine

Russell L. Ciochon, author
University of Iowa