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The human and animal remains discovered at Piltdown, near Lewes in Sussex, almost 100 years ago were at the time hailed as the “missing link” between ape and man. It was not until 1953 that modern analysis conclusively revealed an ingenious hoax. The perpetrator was almost certainly the antiquarian excavator Charles Dawson who, as Miles Russell shows, was responsible for sixteen other archaeological forgeries during his lifetime.
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Bournemouth University, Miles Russell is the author of three Tempus books, the latest on prehistoric Sussex—the setting for Charles Dawson’s archaeological crimes.