Thursday, March 12, 2009

"Peking Man" Older Still

Homo erectus migrated to and lived in China 250,000 years earlier than previously thought. New methods have shown that Chinese cave fossils from our hominid ancestor are in fact 770,000 years old. Peking Man, you don't look a day over 750,000.

(image credit: reconstructed Homo erectus skull, nature.com)