Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Changyang Man Site

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_283

The Changyang Man site is a site of ancient human fossils that is located in a deposit in the Long Cave (Dragon Cave) in the lower Zhongjiawan, Changyang County, Hubei Province. It was discovered in 1956 by the Chanyang County Cultural Team, who found a piece of an ancient human jaw bone and one upper molar. The upper jaw fragment is from the left jaw, and the gullet is attached with a first premolar and a second premolar. These human fossils have many characteristics of modern man, and they should belong to an early Homo sapiens. Uranium dating provided an age of 195,000 years. The mammal species include common species in southern China, including the Chinese Physignathus, tiger, panda, badger and Ursus thibetanus kokeni, which date from the late stage of the Middle Pleistocene to the Late Pleistocene.

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