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DNA analysis: ‘Piltdown man’ hoax created with bones from 1 orangutan, at least 2 humans

07:04 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project
Painting by John Cooke, 1915

In 1912, paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward and amateur antiquarian and solicitor Charles Dawson announced the discovery of a fossil that supposedly provided a link between apes and humans: Eoanthropus dawsoni…The publication generated huge interest from scientists and the general public. However, ‘Piltdown man’s’ initial celebrity has long been overshadowed by its subsequent infamy as one […]

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