Piltdown hoax


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Noun1.Piltdown hoax - a supposedly primitive man later proven to be a hoaxPiltdown hoax - a supposedly primitive man later proven to be a hoax
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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Despite extensive investigations and a plethora of publications, the exact circumstances surrounding the Piltdown hoax remain uncertain (Weiner et al.
7), but John Allen faltered when he dropped the old clunker about involvement with the Piltdown hoax.
In 1953, he assisted in unmasking the infamous Piltdown hoax.