Piltdown gravels in 1911, with Dawson (right) and Smith Woodward (center).
was said to be found by an amateur fossil hunter named Charles Dawson. He
claimed to have found pieces of a human skull from a gravel pit in
Piltdown, England. He also claimed that he found ape-like lower jaw with
human-like teeth after additional digging. The two claimed finds were
assigned to the same person who was said to be at least 500,000 years old.
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