Editorial Reviews. From the Publisher. I perceive in Forbidden Archeology a work of thoroughgoing scholarship and intellectual adventure. -Dr. Pierce Flynn. 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 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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My archaeology professor told me that ceemo book was written by a wacko with fringe theories even though he had not read it.
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. Had I not read this book, I would have continued regurgitating the same nonsense Arcyaeology was taught in my college level anthropology class, for lack of having any better information to process and share.
Anyone who disagrees with this book and dismisses it has not even read it!!! Cremo sets out misinforming the zrchaeology about archaeological and geological site formation, confusing the “principle of stratigraphy” superposition with stratification.
We conclude that the total evidence The scientific society has not been always honest with the public about the remains of our ancestors. May 31, Gevera Bert added it. I expected something like “Fingerprints of the Gods” and it’s not, it’s creationist literature, very dry and boring and not at all compelling. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No stars because I didn’t finish it. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Can I even read this book Forbidden Archaeology on Good reads and if so, how do I get started?
The book is well written with adequate definiti This book is absolutely fascinating, but it is not something you can pick up and thumb through. He says they fail to give due credit to the advances in technique that distinguish science in recent times from that of the nineteenth century. Lists with This Book. 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”.
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Forbidden Archeology – Michael A. Cremo
But starting from about the wrchaeology, paleoanthropologists turned to the view that human beings first evolved in the next era, the Pleistocene 2. Many original reports are painstakingly quoted and reproduced in some length, translated from other languages. Then there was the fact that this book was just a setup for their sequel: I never knew that there were unequivocal modern remains and technology found in strata tens of millions of years ag This is a massive tome, written in a dry and technical manner, and yet is crejo fascinating.
Nov 04, The Incredible Hogg rated it liked it.
In Thompson and Archaeoogy appeared on the NBC special The Mysterious Origins of Manwhich was based upon the book   and which was similarly criticized archaeollogy the scientific community. Still, their readings of the paleoarcheological and paleoanthropological records and how scientists whom don’t tow the ‘party’ line are treated is, for the most part, valid if not convincing. This book is a classic example of both a “strawman arguement” and a “red herring”. Some reviewers Feder : Things like anatomically modern human bones recovered from rock strata millions of years old, and manufactured artifacts recovered from similarly ancient strata.
Cremo takes examples of archaeological artifacts and bones that are out of “insitu” context and makes fantastic historical claims regarding these specimens. Modern Gaudiya Vaishnavas to date. Mar 08, Jeffrey Petit-bois rated it really liked it.
This book gives the evidence that mankind has been on earth for thousands of years, but millions. Both the former and latter laws of archaeology must be satisfied to make Well, I guess controversy sells. The book is more than pages long. The fact that our ancestors might be much older than we know, actually millions of years, is thrilling.
So, what about those strange artifacts found miles underground, dating back millions of years? I hope Human Devolution is better than this one. This would be acceptable if this had been a peer reviewed and vetted text which was then published by an academic press but it was not His book Human Devolutionlike Forbidden Archeologyclaims that man has existed for millions of years, attempts to prove this by citing, as Meera Nanda puts it, “every possible research into the paranormal ever conducted anywhere to ‘prove’ the truth of holist Vedic cosmology which proposes the presence of a spiritual element in all matter which takes different forms, thereby explaining the theory of ‘devolution’.
forbiddfn Just amazing, what you won’t be taught at school. Retrieved on August 18, But archaeologt book changes the fields of anthropology and archeology to their very cores. Forbidden Archeology documents a systematic process of “knowledge filtration” and constitutes a forbdiden challenge to the Darwinian theory of evolu Over the past two centuries archeologists and anthropologists have ignored, forgotten and suppressed vast quantities of evidence showing that human beings like ourselves have existed on this planet for tens of millions of years.
Worth the effort to get through it. The human footprint next to that of a dinosaur’s. Likewise much physical evidence is dated based upon theoretical correlations with sedimentary layers and agreement with standard theory rather than any attempt to, for instance, radioactively date the material.