|About the Book|
In recent years, China has produced a wealth of hominid fossils that shed new light on the course of human evolution. This book--the first comprehensive treatment of these fossil finds--offers a brief description of Chinese paleoanthropology and documents all major Chinese sites. Original translations of Chinese-language materials and new analyses of numerous fossils are included. Each fossil description includes the fossil name and location of site- how, when, and by whom it was found- a detailed description- archaeological remains at the site- and floral and faunal content of the site. Students and researchers in human evolution, evolutionary biology, evolutionary anatomy, and archaeology will welcome this much-needed guide to a remarkable treasure trove of fossil remains.