Scientists might have found a new ancestor to humans (left), and the Sanxingdui archaeology site has produced unbelievable artefacts (right). Photo: Handout
Scientists might have found a new ancestor to humans (left), and the Sanxingdui archaeology site has produced unbelievable artefacts (right). Photo: Handout

Alien civilisations and a new human: 2021’s eight coolest archaeology and palaeontology discoveries in China

  • Discoveries from Sanxingdui and finding ‘Dragon Man’ were particularly notable finds
  • Other great discoveries include what might be the world’s first coin mint and a possible road to finding dinosaur DNA

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
Scientists might have found a new ancestor to humans (left), and the Sanxingdui archaeology site has produced unbelievable artefacts (right). Photo: Handout
Scientists might have found a new ancestor to humans (left), and the Sanxingdui archaeology site has produced unbelievable artefacts (right). Photo: Handout
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