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.
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.
It had been cleverly carved to fit the skull and stained to look ancient.