Zhoukoudian: A Closer Look [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Binford1986ZhoukoudianAC,
  title={Zhoukoudian: A Closer Look [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={Lewis Roberts Binford and Nancy M. Stone and Jean S. Aigner and Anna K. Behrensmeyer and Gary Haynes and J. W. Olsen and Lawrence C. Todd and You Yu-Zhu},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1986},
  volume={27},
  pages={453 - 475}
}
On-site observations on the faunal collections remaining in Beijing from the prewar excavations of Zhoukoudian are reported. Assessments are made regarding the degree to which these collections represent both the faunal remains removed from the site. Comparative studies of the observed materials are then presented with the aim of assessing the relative roles of hominids and other denning animals. It is concluded that, given our current knowledge of diagnostic criteria, nonhominid denning… Expand
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