Cast of Skull (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption View of the inside of a plaster cast of the skull of the newly discovered young male <I>Homo erectus</I> from western Turkey. The stylus points to tiny lesions 1-2 mm in size found along the rim of bone just behind the right eye orbit. The lesions were formed by a type of tuberculosis that infects the brain and, at 500,000 years in age, represents the most ancient case of TB known in humans. Credit Marsha Miller, the University of Texas at Austin Usage Restrictions Single news usage, with proper attribution. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.