Zhoukoudian: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (jō'gō'dyän'), [key]
— n.
  1. the site of fossil-bearing caves near Peking, China, dating from the middle Pleistocene, in one of which were found the physical remains of Peking man together with stone tools and evidence of fire use.
  2. a chopper and flake stone-tool industry of the middle Pleistocene found at this site.
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