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The Piltdown Bone Implement

Nature volume 141, page 1059 (11 June 1938) | Download Citation

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MR. REID MOIR1 mentions the theory that the bone implement from the Piltdown gravel was made by a rodent mammal, not by man. One of the finest examples of bone gnawed by rodents (presumably porcupines) is a fossil skull of the extinct panda, Aelureidopus baconi, which is exhibited in the British Museum (Natural History) not far from the implement. It is therefore easy to compare the work of rodents with that ascribed to man.

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    NATURE, 141, 926 (May 21, 1938).

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    • ARTHUR S. WOODWARD

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