Possible New Lead in Peking Man Fossils Mystery

Possible New Lead in Peking Man Fossils Mystery

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The memories of a World War II-era Marine have renewed hopes of solving one of the greatest archaeological mysteries — the whereabouts of the lost Peking Man fossils, South African and Chinese scientists said. Renowned South African paleontologist Lee Berger and two Chinese colleagues say the fossils may be lying under a parking lot in China’s northern port city of Qinhuangdao where the Marine said he saw two crates of bones in 1947.

The fossils, found a century ago and believed to hold a key to studies of early mankind, disappeared at the outbreak of the war in the Pacific while destined for safe keeping in the United States.

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