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Conspiracy: Piltdown Man hoax centenary event held (W/Video)

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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