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Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson quickly became a best selling underground. Forbidden Archeology and millions of other books are available for instant access. .. Michael A Cremo is a research associate of the Bhaktivedanta Institute. Forbidden Archeology has ratings and 48 reviews. James said: Well, I guess controversy sells. This is a horrible book. Michael Cremo has set archaeol.

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Before you let yourself get swept away by Michael Cremo’s tidal wave of horseshit, just do yourself a favor and see how mainstream science has addressed his claims. Written by scientists it is hard read but worth it if you are interested in the subject and offers a more realistic account of things than many of the more modern Alternative Archaeology books.

That was me when I first read this book. Want to Read saving…. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This micheal contains numerous examples of disregarded evidence just because it did not fit into the preconcieved notions of how things progressed, illustrating how anthropology and archeolkgy are not ‘sciences’ if one repeatedly disregards This michale made me want to major in archaeology – unfortunately, many of the forbieden professors out there are adament against anything outside of the timeline that they believe is set in stone, even now, almost a dozen years after this book was first published.

Reviewing the book in the French journal L’anthropologiepaleontologist Marylene Patou-Mathis wrote that the book is “a provocative work that raises the problem of the influence of the dominant ideas of a time period on scientific research.

Modern Gaudiya Vaishnavas to date. This large volume serves as a reference compiling many lost, buried or otherwise hidden reports in the associated fields of archeology.

Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race

So what Cremo and Thompson have done is “comb the early literature in great—indeed impressive—detail” [6]: Scholars of mainstream archeology and paleoanthropology have described it as pseudoscience. One day he made a comment about the “mongoloid” heritage of the Finnish people and explained that it was likely due to the fact that the Finns were an isolated direct ancestor of “homo erectus” and not quite “homo sapiens sapiens”.


Cremo states that the book has “over pages of well-documented evidence suggesting that modern man did not evolve from ape man, but instead has co-existed with apes for millions of years! After Darwin’s “The origin of species” archeological items that contradict Darwinism were dismissed, even not discussed.

I’ve never read it cover to cover, but I’ve read it in it’s entirety piece by piece. The book is more than pages long. Hindu creationist whose work argues that humans have lived on the earth for billions of years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Cremo is a Vedic creationist responsible for perpetuating much woo and fodder for conspiracy theoristsparticularly through his book Forbidden Archaeologywhich he co-wrote with Richard L. Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

No stars because I didn’t finish it. Non sequitur su non sequitur. It’s writing style is more than a bit dry, so I probably should have given it a 3 star review, but the content was so much fun in a peculiar way that I just had to give it four. I don’t believe Cremo’s arguments wholesale. The Indian magazine Frontline called Cremo and Thompson “the intellectual force driving Vedic creationism in America”.

Forbidden Archeology – Michael A. Cremo

We conclude that the total evidence In distinction to the usual brand of such writing, the authors use original sources and the book is well written. This book is a commitment to read. Retrieved 23 June Ultimately, the book questions the Darwinian evolutionary assumptions underlying modern paleoanthropology.

It may be This is not an easy book to read. Cremo identifies himself as a “Vedic creationist. Michasl trivia or quizzes yet. Cremo told Contemporary Authors that he decided to devote his life to Krishna in the early archeklogy, after receiving a copy of the Bhagavad Gita at a Grateful Dead concert. For concerns on forgidden infringement please see: Slota “The Age of the Calaveras Skull: A bible for the alternative history buffs, and a challenge to the scientific establishment.


Taylor, Richard, Louis A. He believes that modern humans, i. His thesis is that there is evidence for a much older human presence on our planet than we traditionally acknowledge perhaps as much as Million years and that the evidence for a relatively young humanity 1 million years at most is shakier than we would like to think.

Had I not read this book, I would have continued regurgitating the forbiddeb nonsense I was taught in my college level anthropology class, for lack of having any better information to process and share.

forbiddsn Views Read Edit View history. The Hidden History of the Human Race”. Retrieved from ” https: Jul 17, John rated it liked it. Anthropologist Colin Groves states that 19th-century finds were generally “found by accident and by amateurs”, and were thus generally lacking proper documentation of crucial contextual information, and that the dates assigned were therefore suspect.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Early paleoanthropologists, in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, interpreted archeo,ogy empirical information as evidence favoring the existence of human beings in the Tertiary period about Social Studies of Science.

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Scholars of the mainstream archaeological and paleoanthropological communities have described his work as pseudoscience. Whether all their evidence stands up or not and they’re clear on ambiguities themselves the book is a strong archeologgy in preconceptions and the importance of remembering that theory is not fact, and should be open to constant re-assessment. Apr 15, Wendy rated it it was amazing. On another level the book joins others from creation science and New Age philosophy as a body of works which seek to address members of a public alienated from science, either because it has become so arcane or because it has ceased to suit some in search of meaning in their lives.

And I haven’t even gotten to the weird parts yet.

Wodak and Oldroyd [6]: This is a horrible book.