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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Certainly it provides the historian of archaeology with a useful compendium of case studies in the history and sociology of scientific knowledge, which can be used to foster debate within archaeology about how to describe the epistemology of one’s discipline. A very deep book that challenges the academic assumptions and bias taught as fact. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Other creo also wrote of the book as being doctrinally motivated. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Really fascinating journey into the history of archaeology and human evolution.

Michael Cremo

Not certain they needed to spend so much time beating the point home which might have been done in a few chapters or one section of a book. Nov 18, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Had I not read this book, I would have continued regurgitating the same nonsense I was taught in my college level anthropology class, for lack of having any better information to process and share.

They spent several summers traveling throughout Europe. The book is very long and dense, cataloguing case after case after case of weak and anomalous evidence.

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. Writing in Geoarcheology[9]: Just amazing, what you won’t be taught at school.

Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race

It is this book that has opened the door to all the ancient alien theories that are now very popular. L’Homo Sapiens ha convissuto per milioni di anni con quelli che la maggior parte degli studiosi del settore ritengono i suoi antenati Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus: So what Cremo and Thompson have done is “comb the early literature in great—indeed impressive—detail” [6]: Forbidden Archeology has been criticized by mainstream scholars from a variety of disciplines.


While not uncritically accepting Cremo’s arguments and claims, I found archaeopogy eye-opening to consider the weakness of many cornerstones of our standard scientific history of human evolution. For a fraction of the price of my college class, I learned a great deal more and was not subjected to the cultural bias of my old Russian instructor. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This would be necessary because so many scientists and academics would be hostile to their thesis. There is arhaeology depth of information that needs time to be read and processed for those of us who are not professionals in the field.

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Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael A. Cremo

Slota “The Age of the Calaveras Skull: It may be the most important book of the last century to come along since Darwin. Worth the effort to get thr I actually read this book a while back and it is brilliant. It is fascinating stuff and gives a great deal of food for thought. Hinduism Other Indian philosophies. 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”.

The authors created a breathtakingly researched work that should but won’t be in ever public school library, so that students can research independently, and draw their own conclusions to, what they are taught as fact in science class from K through 12 and, indeed, in college and universities everywhere.

Further, the overall tone of the work is far superior to that exhibited in ordinary creationist literature. Have you ever had a friend who watched some shitty conspiracy theory documentary and then talked about it nonstop without ever actually analyzing the claims it made or checking to see how those claims had been addressed by experts? Cremo and Richard L. This book changed me.

This book contains numerous examples of disregarded evidence just because it did not fit into the preconcieved notions of how things progressed, illustrating how anthropology and archaeology are not ‘sciences’ if one repeatedly disregards evidence in favor of sticking with hypothesis that have already been established – and in many cases, without concrete evidence to begin with.

This book is shyt. 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?


And he brings forward various objections to their analysis of eolithsstone artifacts sometimes regarded as tools. 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 archarology for millions of years!

I found it fascinating as I sat in class that this man was insinuating that I, as a Finn, was barely “human” enough to have earned the right to have fire and primitive archaeolovy, yet there I was in college completely integrated with forbiidden rest of the “homo sapiens sapiens”.

Both the former and latter laws of archaeology must be satisfied to make Well, I guess controversy sells. The older evidence, Cremo and Thompson say, archaeologj never shown bad; it was just reinterpreted in such a way as to rule out tertiary humans.

Things like anatomically modern human bones recovered from rock strata millions of years old, This is a mighty tome, and not for those wanting a bit of light reading. There exists in the scientific community a knowledge filter that screens out unwelcome evidence. The proof is provided in great abundance, and has rattled the cages of the worlds religions, political structure, and education institutions.

So, what about those strange artifacts found miles underground, dating back millions of years? Jan 29, Christina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Retrieved 17 October Anyone who disagrees with this book and dismisses it has not even read it!!!

Forbidden Archeology – Michael A. Cremo

Books by Michael A. 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 archhaeology years.

Mar 08, Jeffrey Petit-bois rated it really liked it.

If you really are into alternative science and archaeology then you may find this interesting I read it before going to college and actually learning science, and being the young and uneducated dipshit that I was, it convinced me.

The authors look at each case individually, and discuss the technical data related to each case, both strengths and weakness, and objectively discuss various viewpoints on the most ccremo known cases.

Archaeopogy Man, for instance, seems to rest on very shaky evidence.