(also spelled Lan-t'ien). Hominid species identified on the basis of fossils found in 1963 and 1964 by Chinese archaeologists at two sites in Lan-t'ien district, Shensi province, China. One specimen was found at each site: a cranium at Kung-wang-ling and a lower jaw at Ch'en-chia-wo. The remains are believed to be about 600,000 years old. Named by its discoverers Sinanthropus lantianensis, Lantian man is classified by most scholars as Homo erectus. (from "Lantian man." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopedia Britannica Premium Service. 23 May 2006
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