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Published: 20 November 2003

248 Pages | 8-page plate section


ISBN: 9780198607809

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The Piltdown Forgery

Fiftieth Anniversary edition, with a new Introduction and Afterword by Chris Stringer

J. S. Weiner
Chris Stringer

  • A classic account of an archaeological whodunnit that still remains unsolved...
  • ...fifty years after it was first revealed to the public as a hoax.
  • This remains the definitive presentation of a classic scientific detective story.
  • J. S. Weiner, the author of this engrossing story, was one of the scientists who discovered the fraud, and this is his account of how he came to uncover it, in which he also discusses the probable perpetrators of one of the greatest hoaxes of our time.
  • A new introduction by Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London sets the scene, and an afterword by Professor stringer brings the story up to date with the latest findings.

New to this Edition:

  • New introduction and afterword by Prof. Chris Stringer, Head of Human Origins, Dept. of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum.