Piltdown man definition

  • noun:
    • A supposed very early species of real human postulated from a skull allegedly within a gravel sleep in about 1912 but determined in 1953 to-be a fake made out of a person cranium while the jawbone of an ape.
    • a supposedly ancient man later on shown to be a hoax

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