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)
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January 01, 1912
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