(7 Apr 1911 - 2 Nov 1981)
English physical anthropologist, geologist and paleontologist who developed a method to date fossils bones by measuring their fluoride level.Oakley become famous in 1953 for exposing a forgery: a “Piltdown Man” skull had been “unearthed” in 1912, in Piltdown, England.
Science Quotes by Kenneth Oakley (1 quote)
The most satisfactory definition of man from the scientific point of view is probably Man the Tool-maker.
— Kenneth Oakley
'The Earliest Tool-makers', Antiquity (1956), II 7, 4.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Oakley's birth. 7 Apr
- The Piltdown Forgery, by J. S. Weiner. - book suggestion.