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|Thursday, June 08, 2000, updated at 09:04(GMT+8)|
More Fossils of Dinosaur Found in Yuanmou Man's HomeArchaeologists recently excavated two more complete sets of dinosaur skeletons in the county of Yuanmou, the "home of Yuanmou Man, in the Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Chuxiong, in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The excavation began in late April after a villager in the county discovered a fossil in last November which was later confirmed as a fossilized dinosaur.
Experts believed that the finding is another major archaeological discovery following the find of the first Yuanmou Man in 1965 at Shangnabang Village in Yuanmou County.
Yuanmou Man which dates back to around 1.7 million years ago is the earliest homo sapien found in China.
The latest three fossils which belong to the Cretaceous Period (some 135 million and 60 million years ago) may help explain possible reasons for the extinction of dinosaurs and the origin of human and the relationships between dinosaur and human beings.
Yunnan is abundant in various pithecanthropus fossils.
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