Monday, 2 March 2015

Piltdown Man Documentary

These fragments was composed of components of a head and jawbone, said to have actually been gathered in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, East Sussex, England. The Latin people Eoanthropus dawsoni ("Dawson's dawn-man", after the enthusiast Charles Dawson) was offered to the sampling.
charles dawson,
The Piltdown hoax is perhaps the most renowned paleoanthropological hoax ever to have been carried out. It is popular for two factors: the interest paid to the issue of human evolution, and the length of time (more than 40 years) that ran out from its discovery to its full exposure as a bogus.

At a meeting of the Geological Society of London on 18 December 1912, Charles Dawson claimed that a workman at the Piltdown gravel pit had provided him a fragment of the skull 4 years earlier. Revisiting the website on several occasions, Dawson found further pieces of the head and took them to Arthur Smith Woodward, caretaker of the geological division at the British Museum. The two worked together between June and September 1912, Dawson alone recovered more head fragments and half of the lower mouth bone.

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