It had been cleverly carved to fit the skull and stained to look ancient.
In addition, the associated bones from extinct animals had much older fluorine and nitrogen ratios than either the jaw or the human skull.
If not, then at least one of them must be physically out of context.
Fluorine analysis is primarily used for verifying whether or not two fossils in the same strata at a site were in fact contemporaneous.It contained tools and chemicals that could have been used to modify the ape jaw and human skull to give them the appearance of great antiquity.The owner of this kit was Martin Hinton, curator of zoology at the time of the hoax.This is referred to as dating by association with they underwent relatively rapid evolutionary changes that are identifiable in their teeth and other skeletal parts.Their bones also were frequently found in association with our human and primate ancestors.(length = 7 mins, 24 secs) The perpetrator of the Piltdown Man hoax may have been uncovered.In the mid 1990's, an old tool kit was found in a dusty backroom of the Natural History Museum in London.can be used to tell us whether or not the animals they were from actually lived at about the same time.This relative dating method is based on the fact that there are specific progressive chemical changes in skeletal remains that result from burial underground.However, the assumption of contemporaneity may not always be correct.This is due to the fact that one or both of the objects may have been moved or redeposited into a different location.