We will never know whether he was really the perpetrator, but he is now the leading candidate.Another candidate was a famous practical joker who lived near the Piltdown gravel deposit during the early 20th century.These processes result in All of these processes confuse the stratigraphic record.In many cases, however, it is possible to reconstruct the original sequence of strata so that they can be used for relative dating.As time passes, the organic components of bone (mostly fat) are lost primarily through bacterial action.Since these components contain nitrogen, there is a progressive loss of that element.(length = 7 mins, 24 secs) The perpetrator of the Piltdown Man hoax may have been uncovered.
it had an ape-like jaw and was found in association with the bones of extinct animals, this "Piltdown Man" was also believed to be a very ancient human.
It contained tools and chemicals that could have been used to modify the ape jaw and human skull to give them the appearance of great antiquity.
The owner of this kit was Martin Hinton, curator of zoology at the time of the hoax.
It was popularly referred to as "the missing link" in human evolution.
In This was verified through the use of X-ray fluorescence examination.