All posts tagged with Piltdown

Lessons of Piltdown doubters

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Darren Naish at Tetrapod Zoology has published a nice post about early doubters of the Piltdown fossils: “Piltdown Man and the Dualist Contention”.

Quote: George Grant MacCurdy on Piltdown

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I was doing some reading about Piltdown for a project, and ran across a 1916 article by George Grant MacCurdy in Science reviewing diverse opinions about the...

A retrospective on the Piltdown doubters

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Darren Naish has a very nice post about one aspect of the saga of Piltdown Man: the scientists who never believed that the jaw and calvaria of the specimen a...

Piltdown and Presapiens

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Robin McKie has a feature article about the Piltdown hoax in the Observer today, that makes good reading for those who may not know the history of this case:...

Piltdown

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Here you will find a cast of the Piltdown specimen. Both the skull and mandible were real bone; the problem is that the skull was human and the jaw orangutan...

Piltdown

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Here you will find a cast of the Piltdown specimen. Both the skull and mandible were real bone; the problem is that the skull was human and the jaw orangutan...

Quote: Earnest Hooton on Piltdown

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I’ve been flipping through Earnest Hooton’s Up From the Ape (1946 edition). It’s a remarkable book for many reasons. I’m almost transfixed by his discussion ...

The fingerprints of fossilization

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It’s a sign of the success of “DNA fingerprinting” that any kind of identification technique is immediatly cast in those terms (“DNA-like technique may help ...