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The Piltdown Forgery by J. S. Weiner
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The Piltdown Forgery (1955)

by J. S. Weiner

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The classic account of 'the rise and fall of Piltdown Man,' written by J.S. Weiner, one of the scientists who uncovered the great natural history hoax. This edition of The Piltdown Forgery (first published in 1953) contains a new introduction and afterword by Chris Stringer, who brings the story up to the present day. Weiner's own narrative is a readable examination of the discovery, the controversy, and the eventual undoing of the Piltdown hoax, complete with a damning indictment of those who perpetrated the act. Weiner is somewhat careful not to definitively attribute blame, although not surprisingly his suspicions centered on Charles Dawson, the "discoverer" of the remains. A worthwhile short read. ( )
  JBD1 | Dec 12, 2006 |
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Introduction to the fiftieth anniversary edition of The Piltdown Forgery -- On 21 November 1953, one of the most fascinating puzzles in science was finally solved.
Preface -- At a recent lecture on the Piltdown disclosures a member of the audience remarked, 'When I read in the paper that Piltdown man was bogus, I felt as if something had gone out of my life; I had been brought up on Piltdown man!'
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For decades the remains of fossils found in Piltdown, England were believed to come from a "missing link," a creature with a human cranium and an ape's jaw. Dr. Weiner shows how he discovered the truth about these remains, and went on to expose one of the world's greatest scientific frauds.

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