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Early Man or not
Here's an excellent letter by the Smithsonian Institute.

The dentition pattern evident on the "skull" is more consistent with the common domesticated dog than it is with the "ravenous man-eating Pliocene clams" you speculate roamed the wetlands during that time. This latter finding is certainly one of the most intriguing hypotheses you have submitted in your history with this institution, but the evidence seems to weigh rather heavily against it. Without going into too much detail, let us say that:
A. The specimen looks like the head of a Barbie doll that a dog has chewed on.
B. Clams don't have teeth.


Via: Kottke.

Edit: new url as the above one doesn't work anymore: http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/smithsonian.asp

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