East Asia: Early Homo Fossil Records
Early Homo fossil records of East Asia are attributed to those within the Early Pleistocene, represented by the following specimens found in China only. Those are identified as Asian Homo erectus; thus, their physical characteristics and geocultural context are described below.
Key Issues/Current Debates/Examples
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