Nanjing Man

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Nanjing Man
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: H. erectus
Subspecies: H. e. nankinensis
Trinomial name
Homo erectus nankinensis

Nanjing Man (Homo erectus nankinensis) a subspecies of Homo erectus found in China. A male and a female skull of Nanjing Man were discovered in 1993 in Tangshan Cave near Nanjing, and they have been dated to be about 580,000 to 620,000 years old.[1] The skull is now preserved in Nanjing Museum and is under in-depth research by authoritative scientists in the field.


  1. ^ 'Nanjing Man' Discovery Blows Away 'Out Of Africa' Theory