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Scientists Get Possible New Lead in Peking Man Fossils

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JOHANNESBURG -- The memories of a World War II-era Marine have renewed hopes of solving one of the greatest archaeological mysteries--the whereabouts of the lost Peking Man fossils, South African and Chinese scientists said.

In the March edition of a scientific journal published by Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, renowned South African paleontologist Lee Berger and two Chinese colleagues say the fossils may be lying under a parking lot in China's northern port city of Qinhuangdao where the Marine said he saw two crates of bones in 1947.

Richard M. Bowen described the sighting in memoirs being compiled by his son.

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