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The Piltdown Forgery

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On 21 November 1953, one of the most fascinating puzzles in science was finally solved. Three scientists―Joseph Weiner, Kenneth Oakley, and Wilfrid Le Gros Clark―described their investigations into the important fossilized human remains found at Piltdown in Sussex in the early 1900s. Their conclusion was stunning: the remains, and the accompanying materials that supposedly verified them as ancient fossils, had all been faked.

Widely praised from its first publication in 1955, The Piltdown Forgery remains the classic account of this story and its many players. Ever-increasing technological powers may one day reveal in more detail exactly who did what, and why, but until then this remains an engrossing tale of mixed motives, captivating trickery, and competing egos: a tale fit to rival the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (himself a player in this saga) at his best.

Item details

Author(s):
Weiner, Joseph S.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0486240754
ISBN-13:
9780486240756
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
Dover

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On 21 November 1953, one of the most fascinating puzzles in science was finally solved. Three scientists―Joseph Weiner, Kenneth Oakley, and Wilfrid Le Gros Clark―described their investigations into the important fossilized human remains found at Piltdown in Sussex in the early 1900s. Their conclusion was stunning: the remains, and the accompanying materials that supposedly verified them as ancient fossils, had all been faked.

Widely praised from its first publication in 1955, The Piltdown Forgery remains the classic account of this story and its many players. Ever-increasing technological powers may one day reveal in more detail exactly who did what, and why, but until then this remains an engrossing tale of mixed motives, captivating trickery, and competing egos: a tale fit to rival the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (himself a player in this saga) at his best.

Author(s):
Weiner, Joseph S.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0486240754
ISBN-13:
9780486240756
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
Dover

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