Word Origin and History for piltdown
village in Sussex, England, site where a fossil humanoid skull was said to have been found (1912), proved a fraud in 1953.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for piltdown
The Piltdown individual, on the other hand, has crossed the Rubicon.Progress and History
Of all anthropoids this jaw most nearly resembles that of the Piltdown man.Men of the Old Stone Age
Henry Fairfield Osborn
It is possible that the Mauer jaw and the Piltdown skull belong to this stage.
The Piltdown teeth are more primitive in certain characters than those of either the Javan or the Heidelberg remains.
Pan vetus is the name suggested by Miller for the supposed chimpanzee whose jaw was found associated with the Piltdown cranium.