They knew not the meanings of the words they mouthed; they but repeated the ritual that had been handed down from preceptor to neophyte since that long-gone day when the ancestors of the Piltdown
man still swung by their tails in the humid jungles that are England now.
The countenance might have been that of a cross between Pithecanthropus, the Java ape-man, and a daughter of the Piltdown
race of prehistoric Sussex.
man - perhaps the most famous fraud in the history of archeology - combined a 600-year-old skull, an orangutan's jaw and a chimpanzee's tooth to feign being the remains of the Missing Link between man and the apes.
1912: Newspapers ran headlines of the discovery of Piltdown
Man in Sussex.
Man Windmill Hill Man Lewes Man Rye Man 9.
Recorded between 1960 and 1971, this extremely eclectic selection includes Piltdown
Rides Again by The Piltdown
Men, Nut Rocker by B Bumble and the Stingers, A Lover's Concerto by The Toys, She Wears My Ring by Roy Orbison, The Wedding by Julie Rogers, Hello Muddah Hello Faddah by Allan Sherman and Tchaikovsky One by Birmingham's Second City Sound.
1990: The Natural History Museum solved the Piltdown
New investigations of England's infamously fraudulent Piltdown
Man fossils reveal a mix of clever and clumsy methods used by one man to fool early 20th century scientists for 40 years.
When the big-brained, ape-jawed fossil fragments of the Piltdown
Man were discovered in a U.
The fact that the fabricated skull of Piltdown
man was one of their venerated ancestors signals that eccentric tradition, and signals their kinship with the equally radical literary Diffusionists in the period--in a loose collocation of writers which includes Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Wyndham Lewis, whose draftsmanship Hargrave has some affinities with.
AUTHORITIES at the British Natural History Museum announced the Piltdown
Man skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was an elaborate hoax.
The Natural History Museum announced that the Piltdown
Man was a 40-year-old hoax.