Piltdown man

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Synonyms for Piltdown man

a supposedly primitive man later proven to be a hoax

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Before he died, Dawson had informed Smith Woodward of further Eoanthropus finds about three kilometers from the first site.
Having first come to public view before the Great War, when Britain still boasted an empire she defended with gunships and cavalry, Eoanthropus dawsoni had survived to see a time of lost certainties, and the advent of the hydrogen bomb and the Space Age.
Using the latest scientific techniques, including fluorine measurement and radiocarbon dating, the team proved that the mandible of Eoanthropus Dawsoni had been deliberately stained with potassium bichromate and the teeth filed down.