Peking Man

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Peking Man
Peking Man.jpg
Scientific name
Homo erectus pekinensis
Selling price 1,100 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 ペキンげんじん
 N/A
 homme de Pékin
 Hombre de Pekín
 uomo di Pechino
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 북경원인
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 homme de Pékin
 Hombre de Pekín
 Pekingmensch
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The Peking Man is a standalone fossil introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World that appears in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in which it is superseded by the Australopith.

At the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

When donating to Blathers in Wild World, he will provide the following information about the Peking Man:

"Hoo, my, this is lovely. This fossil is in truly exquisite condition. Peking man is significant because he lived roughly 500,000 years ago... Hoo, well, that AND he is said to be a link between apes and humans, wot wot! What particularly fascinates me is the fact that he knew to use fire to cook. Of course, that's standard practice now, eh wot? But I assure you, it wasn't then! They say that this aided in brain development and was a remarkable breakthrough. Peking man's life span was a mere 14 years, so humans today would far outlive him. Oh! Please forgive me! The thought of this hairy ancient quite addled me!"

In City Folk[edit]

When donating to Blathers in City Folk, he will provide the following information about the Peking Man:

"Woo hoot! A spectacular find indeed! The significance of Peking Man is the fact that he lived around 500,000 years ago, eh wot? Indeed, it's thought that he could be one of the links between humans and apes. This hirsute fellow used stone tools to hunt game, and he knew how to use fire to cook. Humans did a fair bit of changing after that, of course, but you can see the beginnings of greatness!"

In New Leaf[edit]

When donating to Blathers in New Leaf, he will provide the following information about the Peking Man:

"Peking man was a hominid existing 500,000 years ago who used stone tools for crafting. He also hunted for animals, making him more a carnivore than an herbivore. Though not a direct ancestor of modern-day humans, interaction between the two was very likely."

As an item[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Peking Man

Peking Man
Sell price  1,100 Bells
Colors
 
Gray
 
Brown
Theme Old School
Size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

Peking Man
Sell price  1,100 Bells
Colors
 
Gray
 
Brown
Theme Retro
Size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

Peking Man
Sell price  1,100 Bells
Colors
 
Gray
 
Brown
Theme Unknown
Size 1.0 x 1.0


Real-world information[edit]

A replica of a Peking Man skull on a pedestal. The brow ridge is quite bold and the profile is elongated.
A replica of a Peking Man skull.

The fossil in Animal Crossing represents the first identifiable Peking Man, with parts of its skull, lower jaw and some teeth showing through the soil. Peking Man was a subspecies of Homo erectus (upright man) that lived around 500,000 to 780,000 years ago. The first part of a Peking Man, two teeth, was initially discovered near Beijing in 1926, followed by skull fragments, more teeth, and a lower jaw on the same site. More skulls were found there over the years, and in 1941, they were shipped to the US for safekeeping during World War II. Despite being packaged and placed on a ship, the fossils never reached their destination. Since then, other skull fragments have been discovered at the site.