(PRWEB UK) 7 January 2013
The Piltdown man scandal 100 years ago is possibly the greatest scientific fraud undertaken in the UK. Today, exactly 100 years ago to the week the fossils are the subject of another investigation to identify who was responsible. The fake fossils include an ape-like jaw fragment with molars and a canine tooth and some human-looking skull parts which have been stained to look much older than they are. Chemical testing back in 1953 exposed them to be a fake but no one has ever found out who did it.
DNA testing will identify what species the jaw fragment belongs to and isotopic analysis will tell the scientists the original location of the collection came from and radiocarbon dating will give the team the precise age of the items. A spectroscopy will identify the staining fluids and if only one mix of chemicals has been used then could just be a single hoaxer. The scientists are going back to the original Piltdown man gravel with modern technology to find more clues to the person behind the hoax.
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