The Yuanmou Man Site Museum

The Yuanmou Man Site Museum Chuxiong Yunnan
Not far from Yuanmou County, modern excavations have discovered human teeth dating back 1.7 million years. These fossils are the oldest in Asia, before Peking Man. The Museum located in Yuanmou County, presents these extraordinary discoveries as well as those of mammalian bones and handicrafts, which are of paramount importance in the history of man.

Excavations

It was only a few kilometers away from Yuanmou where two incisors of a Homo erectus were discovered in 1965. A young geologist was then performing geological research in the Yuanmou basin when he found these fossils. This would be the oldest trace of human in China and even in Asia. Teeth date from about 1,700,000 years or a million years before the Peking man, and Lantian man. Wanting more information, archaeologists went to a few hundred meters farther in 1984 and they discovered a tibia as well as several pieces of a handicraft. Later, other teams discovered tools and bones of mammals, ranging from Tigers and elephants to Saber-toothed or horses of Yunnan. Unfortunately, the excavations were not able to locate additional human bones. However, these discoveries made during the various excavations are of paramount importance in the history of the evolution of mankind and its ways of life. And thus provides important information for later research.

The Yuanmou Man Museum

A Yuanmou Man Museum was created to expose the discoveries during the various excavations. The Yuanmou man fossils are exposed as well as artifacts. The archaeological site itself is located a few kilometers outside of Yuanmou, near Danawu village.

 

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