Wednesday, June 26, 2013
162. The Piltdown Mystery by Donald Miller
In 1912, the discovery of skull fragments near the village of Piltdown, Sussex caused a great stir in the scientific world. It appeared to be the skull of the "missing link" between ape and man. For decades few questioned the find and it wasn't until 1943 that it was proved a fake. Was it a hoax or a forgery? And who was in on the act?