Fossil Peach (1 of 3) (image) Penn State Share Print E-Mail Caption Homo erectus, a long-extinct hominid species, may have enjoyed peaches much like those we eat today. Peach fossils more than 2.5 million years old have been discovered in China, showing that the wild ancestors of today's peaches were already well-established before either Homo erectus or modern humans arrived on the scene. Credit Rebecca Wilf Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.