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International Symposium on Paleoanthropology in Commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the Discovery of the First Skullcap of Peking Man
  December 2-4, 2019, Beijing
  FIRST CIRCULAR
  December 2, 2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first skullcap of Peking Man. Significant progress has been made in retrieving and studying human fossils and Paleolithic cultural remains from China and surrounding regions in recent years; notable advances in an...
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Quantitative analysis of Early Cretaceous Paraves shows a recent origin for the kinetic skulls behind the success of modern birds Quantitative analysis of Early Cretaceous Parav...

  A team of scientists led by Dr. Han HU from University of New England, Australia and Dr. Zhonghe ZHOU from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology(IVPP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences reported a new quantitative analysi...
20-MILLION-YEAR-OLD SKULL SUGGESTS COMPLEX BRAIN EVOLUTION IN MONKEYS, APES 20-MILLION-YEAR-OLD SKULL SUGGESTS COMPLEX BRAI...

  It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates—a diverse group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their nearest kin—progressively increased over time. New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil p...
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Xinhua:Ancient fossil clarifies Sumatran striped rabbits' origin Xinhua:Ancient fossil clarifies Sumatran stripe...

  BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Researchers have made new discoveries about the origin of Sumatran striped rabbits from a 6.2 million-year-old fossil, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
  Sumatran striped rabbits generally hav...
Xinhua:New lizard species found in flying dinosaur fossil Xinhua:New lizard species found in flying dinos...

  BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have identified a new species of lizard from a fossil specimen of a Microraptor, a flying dinosaur living in the early Cretaceous period.
  Microraptor is one of the world's smallest carnivoro...
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