Age of Zhoukoudian Homo erectus determined with 26Al/10Be burial dating

  title={Age of Zhoukoudian Homo erectus determined with 26Al/10Be burial dating},
  author={Guanjun Shen and Xing Gao and Bin Gao and Darryl E. Granger},
The age of Zhoukoudian Homo erectus, commonly known as ‘Peking Man’, has long been pursued, but has remained problematic owing to the lack of suitable dating methods. Here we report cosmogenic 26Al/10Be burial dating of quartz sediments and artefacts from the lower strata of Locality 1 in the southwestern suburb of Beijing, China, where early representatives of Zhoukoudian Homo erectus were discovered. This study marks the first radioisotopic dating of any early hominin site in China beyond the… 
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