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”

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WEINER, Joseph Sidney

2 entries
  • 7264

The Piltdown Forgery.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1953.

Fiftieth anniversary edition with a new introduction and afterward by Chris Stringer (Oxford University Press, 2003).



Subjects: Crimes / Frauds / Hoaxes, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution › History of
  • 7301

The solution of the Piltdown problem.

Bull. British Museum (N. H.) 2, nos. 3-4, 141-146, 1953.

Exposure of the Piltdown fraud. Weiner, Oakley and Le Gros Clark found ample evidence of forgery in the Piltdown remains, including the use of artificial abrasion and staining; they also applied fluorine and nitrogen analysis to determine the relative ages of the Piltdown fragments, finding that “whereas the Piltdown cranium may well be Upper Pleistocene . . . the mandible, canine tooth and isolated molar are quite modern” (p. 143). 



Subjects: Crimes / Frauds / Hoaxes, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution