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Piltdown Man went from being one of the biggest discoveries of the 20th Century to being its greatest scientific embarrassment.

On 21 November 1953, the fossils discovered 40 years earlier and acclaimed as the "missing link" between apes and humans were finally revealed to be forgeries.

Today, the word Piltdown is a term of abuse, used to label any fraudulent or shoddy research.

Click through these pages to read more about the fake hominid.

THE UNMASKING OF PILTDOWN MAN
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Hoaxer 'is identified'
Faking is 'still rife today'
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