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Piltdown Man Came from The Lost World... Well, No, It Didn't

In 1908, amateur geologist and solicitor Charles Dawson claimed the discovery of a new and exciting fossil that, so it was thought, shed substantial light on the ancestry of humans. Dubbed Piltdown man, and technically named  Eoanthropus dawsoni , it was (...  spoiler ...) eventually shown to be a hoax – one of the most nefarious, infamous and successful scientific hoaxes of all time...

October 9, 2015 — Darren Naish

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