youre hardly an expert in anything youve mentioned. Science proved "without a doubt" that Piltdown was forgery based on new scientific techniques that werent available until the l;ate 1940's
However, from the dte of Piltdown's find in 1912, it wqs suspected to be a fraud by science as early as 1913,(but new finds by Dawson who claimed to have supportive evidence that vaildate Piltdown (including a fake canine tooth), were all part of a growing fraud that , for a brief time, even fooled top scientists , even though most came to be suspicious of the whole story. The sample was ultimately found to be a forgery based on advanced and more simple forensic testing.
1 The separate mandible was seen to have been "polished" under electron microscopy(which wasnt available till the 1940's)
2 Chemical analyses of certain parts showed that they were treated with potassium permanganate to darken the mandible
3 X ray diffraction showed the bone and tooth ages were different, and especially the flourine content of the skull and teeth were quite different from skull to mandible (flourine was an early means of doing relative age testing of bone material.(the technique of diffraction wasnt available till the late 1930's)
Some of the techniques were evolving over the 35 years but the doubts of the skulls veracity were there from the get-go. It was all based on a suspicion that the skull cap, the mandible, and other teeth werent from the same specimen.Ultimately it was called Scotoanthropus fraudatus
Your problem is that you thik science happens in between the commercials of a 60 minute drama. We still dont have a cure for cancer ya know, and there are still people who believe in Creationism and dont accept human affected Global warming