|Born||Martin Alister Campbell Hinton
29 June 1883
|Died||3 October 1961(aged 78)|
|Institutions||Natural History Museum, London|
|Known for||Work on Piltdown Man|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
Hinton is among those associated with the Piltdown Man hoax, a composite of an altered human skull and ape jawbone planted, and subsequently 'discovered', at a dig in Piltdown, England, and presented as a missing link between man and ape. A trunk belonging to Hinton left in storage at the Natural History Museum and found in 1970 contained animal bones and teeth carved and stained in a manner similar to the Piltdown finds, and raising questions about Hinton's involvement in the deception.
- Savage, R. J. G. (1963). "Martin Alister Campbell Hinton 1883-1961". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 9: 154. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1963.0008.
- The Unmasking Of Piltdown Man BBC News Web. Accessed on 9 June 2008
- Weiner, J. S.; Stringer, Chris. The Piltdown Forgery: 50th Anniversary Edition. Oxford University Press. pp. 196–197. ISBN 0-19-860780-6.
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