Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Dingcun Man Site

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_510
The Dingcun Man site is a site of ancient human fossils located on the east bank of the Fen River near Ding Village, Xiangfen County, Shanxi Province. Three human teeth were discovered in 1954, and a piece of an infant skull was found in 1976. The infant skull is thinner than the similar skull of the Peking Man infant. The teeth appear to be more primitive, but the Dingcun Man is more advanced than the Peking Man. A large number of stone artefacts and mammal fossils have been found in the sand and gravel layer on the shore of the Fen River. The sand and gravel layer is approximately 20 m thick, and soil deposits are located 5 m above it. The Dingcun Man site started from the Late Pleistocene, and uranium dating indicates ages of 180,000–230,000 years (Fig. 16).
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