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Keith unveiling Piltdown memorial, 1938

Keith unveiling Piltdown memorial, 1938

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Keith unveiling Piltdown memorial. Scottish anatomist Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955) on 22 July 1938, unveiling the memorial marking the site of the discovery of the Piltdown skull by Charles Dawson in the period 1912 to 1915. The discoverers of this skull and other fragments 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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