Photo: A copy of the “Piltdown man” skull a famous paleontological hoax concerning the finding of the remains of a previously unknown early human. CREDIT “Anrie.” SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Was Charles Darwin involved in the conspiracy to present the hoax to the scientific world? I believe Darwin was probably up-to-his-neck in this one. . . . EDITOR
from BBC News
22 September 2012 Last updated at 08:38 ET
Archaeologists are meeting to discuss the Piltdown Man controversy, 100 years after the faked fossils were presented to the world.
In 1912 remains of a human ancestor were claimed to have been discovered at a gravel pit in Piltdown, East Sussex.
But in 1953 the remains – said to be a “missing” link in the evolution of man and apes – were subjected to new tests and proved to be a hoax. . . . Read Complete Report
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The Piltdown Man Scandal
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Was the Piltdown specimen ever subjected to radiocarbon dating? Was the tooth enamel ever tested for trace element analysis to determine where the teeth originated? Were the 1953 examinations ever reviewed first hand by other researchers?
No, no, and no. But once “declared” a fake, Piltdown will always remain a fake.