In 1912 it was announced that some remains of ‘the earliest Englishman’ had been found in a gravel pit.

This ‘hominid’, Eoanthropus dawsoni, became known as the Piltdown Man.

About 50 years later, South African anatomist Joseph Weiner exposed the Piltdown Man as a hoax.

He revealed that a human skull and a modern orangutan jaw, both stained brown, had been deposited together in the gravel pit.

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