A fossil hominid of the middle Pleistocene period, identified from remains found near Beijing in 1926.
- His beloved Peking man fossils were lost in the shuffle (although the plaster casts he had sent to New York survived).
- Fossils of Java man and Peking man (aka Homo erectus) suggest these close evolutionary relatives were frequent victims of physical violence.
- Even more remarkable is the same enlarged speech area reported in one study of the left hemisphere of a skull of Peking man in Asia, our much more remote ancestor Homo erectus.
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