History's Mysteries: Hoax Of The Ages - Piltdown Man

  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2005
  |  45 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Part of the documentary series examining unexplained phenomena around the world. This volume takes a look at the infamous hoax of the so-called 'Piltdown Man', the human remains discovered in 1912 and believed to provide crucial evidence for Darwin's evolutionary theories. It was to take 41 years, so cunning was the fraud, for experts to determine that the bones were not in fact human, but those of an ape. Using rare archive footage and photographs, as well as period accounts and interviews, this documentary uncovers the scientific scandal and attempts to discover who might have been responsible.