P

Pachycephalosaurus (pachyostotic dinosaur), 75, 76 Pachycrocuta brevirostris (Giant Cave

Hyena), 23, 133 pachyostosis, 75, 88

See also cranial bone, thickness Palaeontologia Sinica, 20 Paleoanthropinae, 66 Paleo-Indians, 119 paleomagnetic dating, 115-117, 162 paleontological Institute, Uppsala, 11 Pan. See chimpanzees panda (Ailuropoda), 103, 119 parasites, 176 patas monkey, 120-121 Pauling, Linus, 152 Pearl Harbor attack, 1941, 37, 43,

46-47, 51 Pei, W.C. See Pei, Wenzhong Pei, Wenzhong, 21-25, 27, 29, 36, 38, 40-42, 47-49, 52, 90, 95, 97-98

Peking Man, 1, 11, 13, 18, 32, 41, 108 fossils, disappearance of, 140 Peking Man Museum, Zhoukoudian, 133

Peking Union Medical College, 1415, 18, 23, 28, 32, 35, 41, 4649, 51, 54, 92 People's Republic of China, 68 Perning. See Mojokerto phytoliths, 101, 119 Pigeon Hall Cave, 2-3, 95 Piltdown Man, 1, 22, 50, 59-60, 97, 124

Pithecanthropus alalus (hypothetical name), 138 Pithecanthropus erectus, 1, 53, 59-61, 63, 65, 72, 74, 138 See also Homo erectus, Java Pithecanthropus robustus, 63 Plants cold-adapted, 116 indicated by pollen, 122 Platodontopithecus, 142 Pleistocene Epoch, 108-116, 118, 168

Pliocene Epoch, 110, 176 Polynesia, cannibalism in, 135 Pope, Geoffrey, 102-103 population density, in human evolution, 153 population genetics, 66, 147-148, 152-153

population size, in human evolution,

148-149

populations, as units of study in evolutionary biology, 71 potassium-argon dating, 112, 164 Predmosti Neandertals, destruction of, 51 Protsch, Reiner, 68 Pseudaxis grayi. See Gray's sika pterion, 85

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