The boldest hoax : the story of Piltdown Man
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[Boston] : WGBH Video, c2005.
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1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
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DVD
Language
English
ISBN
159375289X
UPC
783421386693

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Date/Time and Place of Event
Original PBS Broadcast Date: January 11, 2005.
Description
Who Created Piltdown Man-Science's Most Notorious Fraud? For 40 years, a fossil skull discovered in Piltdown, England, was hailed as the missing link between apes and humans. Then, in 1953, new scientific tests revealed the shocking truth-"Piltdown Man" was a fake! But who could have perpetrated the hoax? Was it the amateur archaeologist, Charles Dawson, who dug up most of the bones? Or the eminent museum curator, Sir Arthur Smith Woodward of Britain's Natural History Museum, who won fame by presenting the reconstructed skull to an eager public in 1912? Could it even have been Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who lived near Piltdown? With more red herrings and false trails than an Agatha Christie whodunit, The Boldest Hoax digs into intriguing new clues from archives at the Natural History Museum, and delves into the skullduggery and national pride that led a handful of faked bones to hoodwink a generation of leading scientists. Go deep into the archives of Britain's Natural History Museum, where intriguing documents shed new light on this notorious case.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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DVD
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Private home use only
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Closed-captioned.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bartlett, K., & Glassman, G. (2005). The boldest hoax: the story of Piltdown Man . WGBH Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bartlett, Kate and Gary. Glassman. 2005. The Boldest Hoax: The Story of Piltdown Man. [Boston]: WGBH Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bartlett, Kate and Gary. Glassman. The Boldest Hoax: The Story of Piltdown Man [Boston]: WGBH Video, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bartlett, Kate., and Gary Glassman. The Boldest Hoax: The Story of Piltdown Man WGBH Video, 2005.

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