Photo: Ancestral Human Skull Found in China



A January 22, 2008, photo shows a human skull fossil recently unearthed in China's Henan Province and tentatively dating back 80,000 to 100,000 years.

State media initially hailed the find as the greatest discovery since Peking Man by suggesting the skull hailed from a modern human. But archaeologists and other experts say that the find, while interesting, most likely belongs to an archaic human species.

Photograph by Reuters/Handout/State Administration of Cultural Heritage via China Daily


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