Davidson Black was a Canadian doctor who studied anatomy and anthropology. In 1927, he led a team that discovered bone fossils from an early species of human beings in China. The fossils were about 750,000 years old. They belonged to the species Sinanthropus pekinensis or Peking Man. He and his team found these fossils near the village of Zhoukoudian, near Beijing.
Black was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 25, 1884. He graduated from the University of Toronto. In 1921, he became a professor of anatomy in China at Peking Union Medical College. He died on March 15, 1934.
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