Maba Man

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Maba Man (Traditional: 馬壩人, simplified: 马坝人 pinyin: mǎbà-rén) is the pre-modern hominid whose remains were discovered in 1958 in caves near the town called Maba, near Shaoguan city in the north part of Guangdong province, China.[1][2]

The Maba Men lived in caves at Lion Rock, near Maba.[1] The site is now a park and tourist attraction including the possibility to visit the cave and a museum nearby.

Although described at the site as "ape-men", the Maba Men were not really very apelike and were comparable to European Neanderthals.


  1. ^ a b Welsh, Jennifer. "Ancient Human's Head Trauma Points to Foul Play". Live Science. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Wu R. K. et Pang R.-C. Fossil human skull of early Paleoanthropic stage found at Mapa, Shaoquan,KwantungProvince// Vertebrata Palasiatica, 1959, t.3, №1, pp.176-182.