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Piltdown: 100 Years On
Main Geological Society events, History of Geology Group, Natural History Museum
The Geological Society, Burlington House
A meeting to mark the centenary of the reading of the Piltdown Man paper at the Geological Society on 18 December 1912.
On behalf of the Geological Society, the History of Geology Group and the Natural History Museum.
- 10am -1:30pm:Tours of the Natural History Museum “Piltdown Centenary Exhibit” in the Rare Books Room.
- 12pm - 1pm: Group viewings of the Piltdown painting at the GSL.
Three tours will be held at 10am, 11:10am and 1220pm. They will be led by Karolyn Schindler and each tour will be restricted to a maximum number of 15 delegates. There will be a charge of £8.00 per person.
2pm - 2:10pm Welcome/Introduction
2:10pm - 2:45pm Anne O’Connor: “Piltdown and the Geological Society”
2:45pm - 3:20pm Dave Martill: “Arthur Conan Doyle and the Piltdown Forgery”
3:20pm - 3:55pm Miles Russell: “The Infamous Dawson”
3:55pm - 4:15pm Tea
4:15pm - 4:50pm Christopher Dean : “The Anatomy of the Forgery”
4:50pm - 5:30pm Chris Stringer: “Piltdown and the modern research into human origins”
5:30pm - 6pm Questions/discussion
6pm - 7pm: Reception
For more information regarding this event, please contact Steve Whalley (firstname.lastname@example.org).