Those Before Us: The Life of Ancient Humans in China

  • Westaway, KE (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Quinn, Molly (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


As our ancient human ancestors traveled through Asia, they left behind clues to our
evolutionary history. Their pathway can be reconstructed using breadcrumb-like trails of fossilised human teeth found in limestone caves, along with the teeth of animals they hunted. Analysing these teeth within a precise timeline can provide clues as to the environmental challenges, behavior, activities and even survival capabilities of early Chinese populations
Effective start/end date1/07/211/07/22