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Piltdown Man & Other Hoaxes with guest Jonathan Maxwell

Fake - Including Starchild, Crystal Skulls, Andover Vampire, Horned Skulls, Misshapen(elongated) Skulls, Piltdown Man, Calveras Skull, Batavus Genuinus, Giant Skulls and variations of the above. - There is no proof of any and many have been "proved false". Others are unverifyable and claims are unproven and based on hearsay and  tricks of photography. Many have mysteriously disappeared or the owners don't allow testing. A link is included to discussion of many of the fakes......

Fake - Including Starchild, Crystal Skulls, Andover Vampire, Horned Skulls, Misshapen(elongated) Skulls, Piltdown Man, Calveras Skull, Batavus Genuinus, Giant Skulls and variations of the above. - There is no proof of any and many have been "proved false". Others are unverifyable and claims are unproven and based on hearsay and tricks of photography. Many have mysteriously disappeared or the owners don't allow testing. A link is included to discussion of many of the fakes......

Piltdown Man: Britain's Greatest Hoax Reconstruction of the 'Piltdown Man' skull, on show at the Natural History Museum in 1953

Piltdown Man: Britain's Greatest Hoax Reconstruction of the 'Piltdown Man' skull, on show at the Natural History Museum in 1953

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Piltdown: The Man that Never Was

ONE of the men who announced the discovery of the Piltdown Man fossils is likely to have been behind the infamous forgery, according to new…

Piltdown Man 1953: Weiner, Le Gros Clark, and Oakley expose the hoax.

Piltdown Man Weiner, Le Gros Clark, and Oakley expose the hoax.

November 21, 1953  Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the Piltdown Man, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

November 1953 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the Piltdown Man, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

The Piltdown skull

It took over 40 years to realize that Piltdown man, represented by hominid-like fossil specimens found in Britain, was a fraud. Why did it take so long to discover the hoax, who was the hoaxer, and what does this episode say about evolution?

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