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The imperial gentlemen of China

In 2004, one of my supervisors from the Zoological Society of London, stumbled across a gibbon skull inside a tomb in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. The skull is believed to be ca. 2,200-2,300 years old and the potential property of Lady Xia, the grandmother of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, who is famous for his striking terracotta army.








I wrote an article for UCL about the significance of this find and how it links in with my own research.



Photo Credit: Samuel Turvey.









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