An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16011 entries, 14068 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: June 22, 2024

WOODWARD, Arthur Smith

2 entries
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On the discovery of a palaeolithic skull and mandible in a flint-bearing gravel overlying the Wealden (Hastings Beds) at Piltdown, Fletching (Sussex). With appendix by Grafton Elliot Smith.

Quart. J. Geol. Soc., 69, 117-151, 1913.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Dawson, Woodward. The first "scientific" report on “Piltdown man” (Eoanthropus dawsoni,) one of the longest-lasting and most influential hoaxes ever perpetrated in science. Woodward wrote the report but gave primary authorship to Dawson who had “discovered” the fossil. It was not completely debunked until 1953. In 2020 the preponderance of the evidence suggested that Dawson, who was involved with several other hoaxes, was the perpetrator of this forgery.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Paleoanthropology, ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Crimes / Frauds / Hoaxes, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
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A new cave man from Rhodesia, South Africa.

Nature, 108, 371–372, 1921.

The first fossil human discovered in Africa: Homo rhodesiensis, commonly referred to as the Broken Hill Skull or the Kabwe Cranium.The skull, which most current experts classify as Homo heidelbergensis, was discovered in 1921 in a lead and zinc mine in Kabwe, Zambia (formerly Broken Hill, Rhodesia).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Zambia, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution