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2012 December – Piltdown: 100 years on

‘Discussion on the Piltdown Skull’ by John Cooke (ref: GSL/POR/19) from the archives of the Geological Society of London

One hundred years ago, Piltdown man was revealed to the world at a packed and excited meeting at the Geological Society of London on 18 December 1912. It was hailed as a very early species of human – possibly even a missing link between man and ape that Charles Darwin had predicted. It was of […]

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