The Piltdown Confession by Irwin Schwartz
A Novel

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A novelistic exploration of the Piltdown hoax uses well-researched historical documentation to show how an Edwardian amateur archaeologist, conspiring with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and others, fooled the scientific community into accepting a bogus ""caveman.""

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Published July 1, 1994 by St Martins Pr. 210 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It wasn't until 1954, 37 years after Dawson's death, that scientists realized the skull was a cleverly assembled hodgepodge of chimpanzee teeth, an orangutan jaw, and a modern human cranium (the actual perpetrator has never been conclusively identified, although Dawson and Teilhard are leading su...

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