1916 Reconstruction of Piltdown man

1916 Reconstruction of Piltdown man

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: In A Rutot. 'Un essai de reconstitution plastique des races humaines primitives'. 1916. "Academie royale de Belgique, (Nouv. Series) T. VII. This is one of the first three dimensional and 'fleshed' reconstructions of Smith and Woodward's Piltdown Man. The fossil was one of the most serious and long lasting hoaxes in science.

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