Cultural Karst Cave Site Landscape
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Karst caves may contain ancient human and ancient vertebrate fossils, as well as stone and bone tools used by them, and also ashes or other traces of activity. These cultural karst caves have an important scientific research value. China has many caves with fossils of Neogene to late Holocene cave men in both the north and south. The Beijing ape-man (now called Peking Man or Homo erectus pekinensis), which was found in Zhoukoudian in Beijing, is the most well-known (Figs. 62, 63).
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