“THE FIRST ASIAN” – MIGRANT AFRICAN HOMO ERECTUS – 1.7 MILLION YEARS AGO
SPECIES: H. ERECTUS
SUBSPECIES: H. E. LANTIANENSIS – HOMO ERECTUS LANTIANENSIS [Trinomial name]
Homo erectus lantianensis
(Discovered in 1963 and announced by Woo Ju-Kang, in 1964)
LANTIAN MAN (simplified Chinese: 蓝田人; traditional Chinese: 藍田人; pinyin: Lántián rén), formerly
SINANTHROPUS LANTIANENSIS (currently
1.7 MILLION YEARS OLD – HOMO ERECTUS LANTIANENSIS) – SKULL AND MANDIBLE (JAW BONE)
IS A SUBSPECIES OF HOMO ERECTUS.
“Its discovery in 1963 was first described by J. K. WOO the following year.
Remnants of Lantian Man (called Lantian Ren; 蓝田人 in Chinese) were found
IN LANTIAN COUNTY (蓝田县; pinyin: Lántián Xiàn),
IN CHINA’S NORTHWESTERN SHAANXI PROVINCE,
approximately 50 km southeast of THE CITY OF XI’AN.
Shortly after the discovery of the mandible (jaw bone) of FIRST LANTIAN MAN AT CHENJIAWO (陈家窝),
ALSO IN LANTIAN COUNTY,
A CRANIUM (SKULL) WITH NASAL BONES, RIGHT MAXILLA, AND THREE TEETH SPECIMEN OF LANTIAN MAN
WERE FOUND AT GONGWANGLING (公王岭), ANOTHER SITE IN LANTIAN COUNTY.”