Skip to comments.New Analysis of Chinese Fossil Provides Clearer Picture of Pleistocene Humans
Posted on 02/24/2006 9:33:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv
In 1984 researchers working at a site called Jinniushan, near the town of Yinkou in northeastern China, found the fossilized remains of a woman who lived roughly 260,000 years ago. Though the climate may have been milder then, she still lived near the edge of human existence in a time before fire... the lady from Jinniushan is the biggest woman yet found from the Pleistocene, weighing in at an estimated 173 pounds or so and standing some five feet tall. This led some researchers to classify her as a male specimen, but the shape of her pelvis suggests differently. "If we use modern sexing criteria, it looks clearly female," Rosenberg says. The size and apparent strength of the Jinniushan woman may have been an adaptation to a cold climate. Much like elk or bears, these cold-adapted humans grew larger but with shorter limbs than those of their tropical peers in order to conserve heat more efficiently, the team posits.
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She wandered that far north trying to find a date?
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