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The Piltdown Man Hoax: Case Closed


Piltdown. Even today the name sends a shiver down the collective spine of the scientific community, for this was the most dramatic and daring fraud ever perpetrated upon the world of science and academia. Between 1908 and 1912, a series of amazing discoveries relating to what appeared to be the earliest human were made close to the little village of Piltdown in Sussex. These remains belonged to the developmental 'missing link' between man and ape. The basic principles of evolution, first propounded by Charles Darwin some ...

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The Piltdown Man Hoax: Case Closed
2012, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752487748


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