Duane Smith at Abnormal Interests says that the hunt for the original Peking Man fossils is heating up. These fossils, exemplars of homo erectus, were lost in the early days of World War II although casts and field notes survived. Duane's post has background information and links to subsequent finds at the site.
Wikipedia on Peking man, is here. The tourist center makes the La Brea Tar Pits look understated.