Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian Scientific work at the site, which lies 42 km south-west of Beijing, is still underway. So far, it has led to the discovery of the remains of Sinanthropus pekinensis, who lived in the Middle Pleistocene, along with various objects, and remains of Homo sapiens sapiens dating as far back as 18,000–11,000 B.C. The site is not only an exceptional reminder of the prehistorical human societies of the Asian continent, but also illustrates the process of evolution.
from left to right: Australopithecus, Early Homo erectus (Java Man), Late Homo erectus (Peking Man), Homo heidelbergensis (Rhodesian Man), Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals) and Early Homo sapiens (Cro-Magnons)
Chinese archaeologists have found new evidence in an archaeological site in Beijing which suggests that the ancestor of modern man, known as the Peking Man, was able to use fire more than 600,000 years ago.