Piltdown Man: Another Case in Which “The Science Is Settled”


Unearthed in a gravel pit at Piltdown in East Sussex and revealed to the outside world exactly a century ago,

those shards of skull were part of a scientific scam that completely fooled leading palaeontologists. For decades they believed they were the remains of a million-year-old apeman, an individual who possessed a large brain but primitive jawbone and teeth. —Piltdown Man: British archaeology's greatest hoax The Observer

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