Archeologists Hold Conference
that the Archeologists Hold Conference . . / n . I I I / f* • 1/ Part Justifiable Find py CAMrBF.LL siar Staff Writer .-rcheolog.st who is attend- p<^)rts of the Piltdown find in the Eleventh Plains Confer- original He sa<d the original re- themArcheology at the Uni- port of the Piltdown man was dis- vcr- ty of Nebraska says that the credited when archeologists bored hoax about the phony Piltdown a hole m the jaw of the Piltdown , man in England is only half a t head. , hoax and that the “find” is justi-' This howed. Dr Neumann fied j said, that the jaw, that of a chim- The story about the “hoax” panree. was not as old as ori*i-| * was made known about a week , nally reported. He said, however, ago when archeologists in Eng- that the skull of the "find” was |t land said that the Piltdown find : at least 50.000 years old and that was a hoax as it was released in 'reporting it as a “find” w-as justi-. i" beginning. But physical fied. j Approximately GO archeolo- gi.sts are attending the Eleventh Plains Ctinference for Archeolo- Ri.sts at the University of ?\e- braska. Talking about the Pilt down “hoax” are ‘iefl to right,» Dr. Georg Neumann, University University of Indiana; W. D «Duncan» Strong, Columbia University; and Dr. John L Champc, University University of Nebraska. (Star Photo.» text Western M<.>cow Archeologist Says Piltdown ern 111 mg he .said, is because there were ' some “discrepancies” in the re- rew,« i some jusfificaiion. i ’’complete i ^ ^ Uo put a jaw with it. They Neumann of the Uni- . dently bleached the jaw. i versity of Indiana, meeting with .’Neumann said, and made it some 60 archeologists ai the University University on Thanksgiving Day. said >rt that the hoax , According to Dr. Neumann, i even the persons who found the skull j report is , thought it would be a good idea jaw with it. 'They evi- i Dr., look like it went with the skull. , Dr. Neumann said the “find” i that the “general idea was ‘there ■ put forth a.s a “very clever I ain’t no such animal’.” He i hoax” but that the finding of the pointed out that two years ago he skull was “a very important drew up a graph show'ing the thing.” He added, though, that ■family tree” of Re generation of there ^ no chimpanzee in i man and that he had left the Pilt-; England at the time which made i dow'n man off the tree, j The reason for leaving him off, t • is to 1 Holiday Road Death Registered Accidental Gunshot Kills Omaha Girl, 12 By the Associated Press One highway fatality on Thanksgiving Day marred Nebraska’s Nebraska’s traffic record and brought the state’s ’53 road death toll lo 311 for the year, compared to 301 at this time a year ago. Another accidental death also occurred at Lush ton, Neb. Elmer E. Coop. 43, of Grand Island was killed Thursday when his pickup truck plowed into the . ^ , rear of a semi-trailer loaded with Mi.s.souri Archeological the finding of the jaw impossible. impossible. Dr. Neumann met Thursday with archeologists from 11 states and Canada at the Plains Conference. Conference. Speakers at the Thursday afternoon afternoon session pointed up the valúe of Field Reports. Arnold Withers of the University University of Denver presided. The following gave reports; Wittlaul«*r and J D Kfrhan. Department Department of Mineral Heaowrce*. I'rovuvce of S*vk*tche»an Marvm F Kivett, Nrbraaka State )1ia- tonval Societv .1<x- Ren Wlteat, Lnivcn.nr of Colorado Marvin F, Tona. Jr., Miaaouri Artheo- kwnval Society. F Mott Da via, I’nivertitr of Nebr»»ka (I Hubert Smitft, .Minneiota .State Tfi*- torKal Society. Fiden Jnbnaon, St I’au! Science Muaeunt ('»rlyle S Smith, fniverntr oí K-naav WeUey R. Hurl. I'niveniiy of Sotith Dakota Thom«» F. Krhoe. Museum of the I'latnt Indian. Alan R Woolworth. North Dakota State Hivtorical Society. K H Sellard» Teaai Memorial Muteum I Robert 1.. Sterhcnaon, SmithsofiiaA In Uirution I.inmxvd Hodsdon Marvin E. Tong Jr. hay two miles north of St. Paul, Neb., on Highway 281. of the Society dr^lt with the interference of amateurs with professional Sheriff Dan Schcnck said the' archeologi.sts in exploring pos- trailer, registered lo Beverley j sible and genuine finds. Tong Milhoan of Ix'xmgton,'vas parked I said “We hope, through the on the highway. The driver ap- years, that we can eliminate parcntiy had tire trouble, re- public destruction,” of thc.se movcHi two tires, and went into ; relics. St. Paul. Last year there were no highway highway fatalities Thanksgiving Day in Nebraska. Another holiday mishap occurred occurred at Lushton, Neb., where an Omaha girl was accidentally shot to death Thursday afternoon afternoon while she and other chil- Others attending the meeting | included W. D. “Duncan” Strong of Columbia University, form- erly of the University of Ne- bra.ska, and Dr. John L. Champe, head of the Department of Anthropology Anthropology at the U. of N. Basin Program Friday Morning Robert L, drcn were shooting sparrows in a Stephenson, director of the MIsI hayloft. ,22 Rine Sheriff L. B Ekart said Ro- souri Basin archeology program of t h e Smithsonian institution, will discuss the Accidental: V ,, ,, . I : w’lii discuss the Accineniai: berta Ani» HoHai^. 12. Conference. Albert C. Ì Spaulding of the University of i by a bullet from a .22 caliber rifle in the hands of her 10-year- old brother, Rosis* They were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Holland of Omaha. The Hollands were spending Thanksgiving at the Max Doolittle Doolittle home here. Roberta Ann, Ross and 14-year-o)d Charlotte Holland and Wayne, 15, and Ella Jane Doolittle, 12, had gone to tiie barn to shoot sparrows. The .sheriff said the children vere in the hayloft when the ac- cideiit o('Curred, Roberta was struck in the alxlomen and was dead on arrivel al a hospital in nearby York The sheriff said there would be no Inquest. Michigan will be chairman. Representatives of Nebraska, Kansas, North and South Dakota, Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming M o n- tana, and Missouri, along with men from Texas, Utah, Canada, and New York are attending. Talks on pottery classification will he made Friday afternoon by John L. Champe of University University of Nebraska, Carlyle S. Smith of University of Kansas, and Richard P. Wheeler of Smithsonian Institution, Jesse D. Jennings of University of Utah will he rhairman. In the evening, the archeologists archeologists will visit the Nebraska State Historical Society.