Catalogue of Fossil Hominids Database

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Muchienchiao, locality no. 6003.

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A:Muchienchiao, locality no. 6003.
B:Open site at 2,800 m on bank of Tangchang river near Muchienchiao village in the Likiang basin, Yunnan province, China.
E:Site discovered by workmen in 1956; Y. H. Li and others from the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, Academia Sinica, worked there in 1960.
F:Fluvio-lacustrine beds in " sands and gravels", but fauna reported from clayey deposits. Context of hominid material not clear possibly because it was discovered in 1956 before systematic work began. Y. H. Li 1961, A Pleistocene Mammalian Locality in the Likiang Basin, Yunnan, Vertebr. palasiat., 5: 143-149.
G:No evidence of burial reported.
H:Early Late Pleistocene or End Pleistoccne. Y. H. Li 1961.
I:Worked piece of Pseudaxis antler in collection from this site, but from which zone is not stated. Y. H. Li 1961.
J:Rhinoceros, Presudaxis and Bubalus evidently from both zones but the faunal list is based on a pooled sample including 1956 and 1960 finds.
M:Muchienchiao 1. adult male: femur(ff).
N:Y. H. Li 1961.
O:Y. H. Li 1961.
S:Probably Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking.