Faked Discoveries (C/N)

As in many other fields, science is no stranger to hoaxes perpetrated to try and give one publicity. Hoaxes are deliberate fabrications, and are distinguishable from errors of observation or judgment, rumors or urban legends, and pseudoscience because of their relatively complex and large-scale nature of the fabrications. Some paleontologists have perpetrated such hoaxes. Arguably the most famous of these was the Piltdown Man, a supposed early human found in East Sussex, which turned out to be a forgery by Charles Dawson created from the cranium of a modern human and the lower jawbone of an orangutan.