Piltdown Man: Britain's Greatest Hoax Reconstruction of the 'Piltdown Man' skull, on show at the Natural History Museum in 1953

Piltdown Man: Britain's Greatest Hoax Reconstruction of the 'Piltdown Man' skull, on show at the Natural History Museum in 1953

Big Forgery No 8- Named for the place it was discovered (Piltdown, East Sussex, England), Piltdown man was believed to be the fossilized remains of an unknown early human. The findings, a skull and jawbone, completely stumped scientists at the time. It was “found” in 1912, and in 1953 it was discovered that someone had deliberately combined the skull of a human with the jawbone of an orangutan.

Big Forgery No 8- Named for the place it was discovered (Piltdown, East Sussex, England), Piltdown man was believed to be the fossilized remains of an unknown early human. The findings, a skull and jawbone, completely stumped scientists at the time. It was “found” in 1912, and in 1953 it was discovered that someone had deliberately combined the skull of a human with the jawbone of an orangutan.

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DNA Shows Infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ Was Two Parts Human, One Part Ape | Mental…

DNA Shows Infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ Was Two Parts Human, One Part Ape | Mental…

In 1912 Piltdown Man hit the headlines. Evidence of the evolutionary 'missing link' between apes and humans had been found, in England. For the next 40 years this momentous discovery influenced research into human evolution.     Then in 1953 Piltdown hit the headlines again, this time revealed as a hoax, a scientific fraud of shocking proportions.

In 1912 Piltdown Man hit the headlines. Evidence of the evolutionary 'missing link' between apes and humans had been found, in England. For the next 40 years this momentous discovery influenced research into human evolution. Then in 1953 Piltdown hit the headlines again, this time revealed as a hoax, a scientific fraud of shocking proportions.

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Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the Piltdown Man, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the Piltdown Man, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

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The Piltdown Man Hoax-One of the most famous paleontology discoveries ever, that turned out to be a hoax. A skull and jaw found that could have proved Darwin's theory of evolution.

The Piltdown Man Hoax-One of the most famous paleontology discoveries ever, that turned out to be a hoax. A skull and jaw found that could have proved Darwin's theory of evolution.

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