John Gunnar Andersson


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(1874–1960) [Bi]

A Swedish geologist who in 1921, while working in China, demonstrated for the first time the presence of prehistoric settlement in the country. He is credited with the discovery of Homo erectus remains at Zhoukoudian during his excavation there between 1921 and 1926, and also the identification of the Neolithic painted pottery.


G. Daniel, 1950, One hundred years of archaeology. London: Duckworth, 267–8

Subjects: Archaeology.

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