The map below shows the location of the Peking Man Site as well as other tourist attractions nearby in the southwest of Beijing. The Site of Peking Man is located at Zhoukoudian Village, 48 kilometres southwest of Beijing. Other tourist attractions include Tanzhe Temple, Jietai Temple, Shidu, Mt Baihua, etc.
Peking Man, also called Sinanthropus pekinensis, is an example of Homo erectus. A group of fossil specimens was discovered in 1923-27 during excavations at Zhoukoudian near Beijing (known as Peking at that time), China. More recently, the finds have been dated from roughly 500,000 years ago, although a new 26Al/10Be dating suggests they may be as much as 680,000-780,000 years old.
Between 1929 and 1937, 14 partial craniums, 11 lower jaws, many teeth, some skeletal bones and large numbers of stone tools were discovered in the Lower Cave at Locality 1 of the Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian, near Beijing, in China. Their age is estimated to be between 500,000 and 300,000 years old.