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Hat Ailed Old Neanderthal Man?   In 1912 the famous Piltdown skull was found in a gravel bed in southern England by Charles Dawson. It created a sensation since it clearly was a creature halfway between man and beast. Evolutionists were ecstatic. While a few scientists were skeptical, it was accepted by scholarly opinion throughout the world. It is no exaggeration to say that one could fill a very large room with learned articles and books about Piltdown Man, including 500 doctoral dissertations! In 1953 - 41 years later - careful examination revealed the Piltdown Man to be a very crude forgery consisting of a recent human skull combined with the jawbone of a female orangutan, appropriately dyed with chemicals to give it the appearance of great age and slightly modified to fool the expert paleontologists of the British Museum. The Piltdown hoax illustrates an eagerness to believe in anything that might help to support the theory of evolution. One can al

Unmasked: The truth behind Piltdown Man fraud to be revealed 100 years after it fooled the world

Scientists tested remains of 1912 hoax to discover who was responsible Believed to be amateur fossil hunter Charles Dawson, who found the fragments By Becky Evans Published: 10:04 GMT, 16 December 2012 | Updated: 17:10 GMT, 16 December 2012 It was one of the most enduring hoaxes in history and fooled scientists into believing a crucial evolutionary 'missing link' had been found in England. Now 100 years after the discovery of the Piltdown Man, a team of archeologists and anthropologists will finally be able to expose the truth behind the scam, and pinpoint who was responsible. The Geological Society will meet this week to discuss the results of their investigation into the elaborate hoax, almost a century to the day after the same society hailed its importance to the world. Fraud: A replica model of the 'Piltdown Man' hoax skull. The original was comprised of a human skull and an ape jaw, possibly from an organutan Excavation: Charles Dawso