Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Skulls 1
II: Buildings and Grounds
Dr. Franz Weidenreich reconstructed this skull of Peking Woman (side view, center) who lived 500,000 years ago. It is thought to be the oldest representative of the human race thus far found, and is contrasted with the skull of a gorilla (left) and the skull of a modern man from northern China (right). One of the three casts of Peking Woman's skull has been placed on exhibit at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute museum.
Weidenreich, Franz, 1873-1948 | Peking woman | Prehistoric peoples--China. | Human remains (Archaeology) | Skull (Skeleton component)
Bowen, Peking Medical Union
Photographic prints; 11.5 x 16.9 cm
1155 E. 58th Street | University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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