Image: 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.
- © Australian Museum
The white areas on the cast are those that have been reconstructed by the scientists, and were not original material.