Paleolithic Homo sapiens also lived there more recently, about 27,000 years ago.Archaeologists have found neolithic settlements throughout the municipality, including in Wangfujing, located in downtown Beijing.The first walled city in Beijing was Ji, a city-state from the 11th to 7th century BC.
An older English spelling, Peking, is the postal romanization of the same two characters as they are pronounced in Chinese dialects spoken in the southern port towns first visited by European traders and missionaries.
The earliest traces of human habitation in the Beijing municipality were found in the caves of Dragon Bone Hill near the village of Zhoukoudian in Fangshan District, where Peking Man lived.
Homo erectus fossils from the caves date to 230,000 to 250,000 years ago.
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