Skull of Piltdown Man (Eanothropus daswoni), 1912.

Skull of Piltdown Man (Eanothropus daswoni), 1912. This supposed fossil was 'discovered' near Lewes, Sussex, in 1912 by Charles Dawson, a local solicitor and amateur archaeologist. Postulated to be a 'missing link' in human evolution, in 1954 it was proved to be a hoax, a human cranium skilfully connected to the jaw of an orang-utan. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Skull of Piltdown Man (Eanothropus daswoni), 1912. This supposed fossil was 'discovered' near Lewes, Sussex, in 1912 by Charles Dawson, a local solicitor and amateur archaeologist. Postulated to be a 'missing link' in human evolution, in 1954 it was proved to be a hoax, a human cranium skilfully connected to the jaw of an orang-utan. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Skull of Piltdown Man (Eanothropus daswoni), 1912.
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Credit:
Print Collector / Contributor
Editorial #:
463920835
Collection:
Hulton Archive
Date created:
January 01, 1912
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Source:
Hulton Archive
Barcode:
390002811
Object name:
1155247
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2792 x 3755 px (9.31 x 12.52 in) - 300 dpi - 2 MB