But as we were unable to extract DNA from the bones we do not know where these were acquired. No one confessed to the deed. However it is doubtful that this "security" protected the hoax. Thus studies of the composition left no doubt that the Piltdown jaw was a bogus fossil, and this conclusion was supported by independent investigation of the anatomical aspects. The candidates for perpetrator Was it Abbot? That suggests that either Dawson, Teilhard, or Woodward was involved since they alone made the initial finds. So we must infer that these pieces actually came from a collection of foreign fossils.
Dawson and Smith Woodward started working together, making further discoveries in the area.
Even so, they were still accepted as genuine. For all that, controversy continued to rage as to whether it was really correct to link the jaw and the brain-case. These pages were last revised January 27, Despite this extraordinary combination we must agree about the logic of his conclusion based on the evidence available to him. A silicate dental putty was used in both assemblages to restore the human vault bones; to hold the gravel plugs in place in the ear hole in the skull; to restore the first teeth in the orangutan jawbone and to position the teeth back into place in their jaw after grinding them down to look more like used human teeth. Foster in the Brit.