New Peking Man.

Actually, he’d be a very, very old Peking Man indeed. Reuters recently carried a story about some very old bones found in China:

An almost complete human skull fossil that could date back 100,000 years has been unearthed in China, state media said on Wednesday, hailing it as the greatest discovery since Peking Man.

Last month’s find in Xuchang, in the central province of Henan, was made after two years of excavation just as two archaeologists were leaving for the Lunar New Year break, the China Daily said.

The inside of the skull is so well preserved, the scientists believe they can trace the neural pathways of the caveman.

Which is kind of a cool thing to think about.

If you’re interested, you can read more about how the original Peking Man was discovered thanks to a 400,000-year-old tooth bought in a Beijing pharmacy. Where it was being sold as medicine, naturally.