Welcome to the Piltdown Plot!
Clark University's Piltdown site offers a substantial collection of academic papers on the "missing link" controversy. Peruse documents ranging from Charles Dawson's original claim of discovery to present-day examinations of the forgery.
This extensive Web site is devoted to all things Piltdown. Read an overview and time line of the hoax, and learn more about the major players involved.
The PBS series Evolution covers a broad range of topics about human origins. View an interactive time line of human ancestry, learn about the science of evolution, explore the remains of early hominids, and more.
Visit this BBC Web site for useful archeology-related activities and links. Be sure to check out the "Time Detectives" interactive, where you can take part in a virtual excavation and help piece together the clues to a 1,000-year-old murder mystery.
The Piltdown Forgery
by Joseph Weiner. London: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Unravelling Piltdown: The Science Fraud of the Century & Its Solution
by John Evangelist Walsh. New York: Random House, 1996.
Piltdown Man: The Secret Life of Charles Dawson
by Miles Russell. Stroud, U.K.: Tempus Publishing, 2003.
The Piltdown Papers 1908-1955
by Frank Spencer. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.