Frankenstein is the timeless story of reanimating a dead body through the use of technology.
And now a team of researchers in the US seem to be walking in the footsteps of Mary Shelley's creation with a new experiement.
Teams at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are experimenting with lumps of tissue taken from fossil bones of our early ancestors
They've reportedly managed to grow tiny brains, about the size of a pea, in petri dishes inside labs.
They say the next step is to link these cavemen brains to robots using neural implants to try and create a kind of Neanderthal cyborg.