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Piltdown Manlocked

(supp. fl. 4 million bc)
  • Chris Stringer

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Piltdown Man (supp.fl. 4 million bc), archaeological hoax, never really existed. He was created by one or more hoaxers who began their work around 1910. His first remains were supposedly brought to light by Charles Dawson, a solicitor and amateur fossil hunter, who claimed that a workman handed him a dark-stained and thick piece of human skull which had been found in gravels at the village of ...

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