Image: Side view of Peking Man skull Homo erectus

Side view of Peking Man skull Homo erectus

Discovered: Zhoukoudian, China. Dated to about 500,000-300,000 years old.

The original ‘Peking Man’ skull was reconstructed using a mixture of male and female fossils whereas the modern reconstruction by I. Tattersal and G. Sawyer combines fossil pieces from males only.

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Notes

The white areas on the cast are those that have been reconstructed by the scientists, and were not original material.

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