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xii 214p hardback, discussion of the hoaxed 'Piltdown Man' (Eoanthropus dawsoni), 8 halftone plates, index, good copy from a Cambridge college library
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Review from previous edition Who committed the forgery, and why? And how came it that the fraudulent nature of the finds was not discovered when they were first examined by experts? The large section of the book that deals with these questions is as exciting as any detective novel, and much more interesting for it deals with historical facts, not fiction . . . it beats Sherlock Holmes at his best. (Times Literary Supplement)
Dr Weiner has made a first-class detective yarn. He puts the scientific findings in readable and understandable language and then, having established the fake, he considers the individuals involved. (Birmingham Post)
This book has three things that will endear it to the public―it is about one of the so-called "missing links"; it is closely concerned with that subject which the public has recently taken so much to its heart, namely archaeology; and―it is a mystery, a first-class mystery. (Daily Mail)
an excellent historical record (Peter Budden)
Dr Weiner was Reader in Physical Anthropology at Oxford University, and one of the scientists whose investigations resulted in the exposure of the Piltdown Man hoax. Prof. Chris Stringer is Head of Human Origins, Dept. of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum.
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Book Description Oxford U.P, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No jacket. A small library stamp on inside of back cover and some minor shelf wear. Content is fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 079760-8