Piltdown Man skull fragments

Piltdown Man skull fragments

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Piltdown Man skull. Five pieces of cranium belonging to the Piltdown Man. Charles Dawson (1864-1916), an amateur geologist, claimed to have found bone fragments at Piltdown between 1908 and 1912. It was claimed that Piltdown Man was the link between modern humans and their ape ancestors, combining the large human skull with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 Piltdown Man was shown to be a fraud. The skull fragments were human, the jaw came from an orangutan and the teeth from a chimpanzee.

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