The Piltdown Men Author:Ronald Millar THE MISSING LINK -- In 1912, the respected amateur archeologist Charles Dawson, discovered the skull of a creature thought to be the long sought for and long argued "missing link." Scientific excitement - and acceptance - were immediate. But in 1953, modern research established that the skull was a hoax, the fragments of a fairly recent human sk... more »ull and the jaw of what seems to be a female orang-utan.
The hoaxer was thought to be Dawson himself, with perhaps the complicity of the men who had been with him on the day of the discovery, Arthur Smith Woodward and the young Teilhard de Chardin, then a theology student and amateur geologist. But author Ronald Millar unfolds a story that reads like a thriller - and comes up with clues that point to someone else...« less