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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Forbidden Archeology by Michael A. Cremo ,. Richard L. 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.
Forbidden Archeology documents a systematic process of "knowledge filtration" and constitutes a serious 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. Forbidden Archeology documents a systematic process of "knowledge filtration" and constitutes a serious challenge to the Darwinian theory of evolution.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Well, I guess controversy sells. This is a horrible book. Michael Cremo has set archaeology back more than years. This book is a classic example of both a "strawman arguement" and a "red herring". Cremo sets out misinforming the reader about archaeological and geological site formation, confusing the "principle of stratigraphy" superposition with stratification.
He also fails to connote the "principal of association". Both the former and latter laws of archaeology must be satisfied to make Well, I guess controversy sells. Both the former and latter laws of archaeology must be satisfied to make any conclusion at all.
Cremo takes examples of archaeological artifacts and bones that are out of "insitu" context and makes fantastic historical claims regarding these specimens. I am surprised by the plethora of uncritical readers in this forum.
For example, the Calaveras skull, alleged to be hundreds of thousands of years old, was dated to BP by radiocarbon dating methods Taylor et al Indeed, all Cremos claims have been addressed by the academic community, including using absolute dating methods to place these artifacts and bones, derived from "use-related secondary context", in their proper historical context. This book is shyt. Taylor, Richard, Louis A. View all 12 comments. Apr 15, Wendy rated it it was amazing.
This book made me want to major in archaeology - unfortunately, many of the college 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. 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 This book made me want to major in archaeology - unfortunately, many of the college 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.
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.
Excellent book for anyone interested in anthropology, archaeology, human origins. View 1 comment. Jun 12, Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves: conspiracy , favorites , non-fiction , history-archeology , popular-science.
Surprisingly interesting! Old bones and stone tool findings that have been ignored due to their anomaly. After Darwin's "The origin of species" archeological items that contradict Darwinism were dismissed, even not discussed. These things are reviewed and readers get to follow researchers' and anthropologists' arguments through the centuries. The fact that our ancestors might be much older than we know, actually millions of years, is thrilling. The human footprint next to that of a dinosaur's.
T Surprisingly interesting! The gold necklace in ancient coal. A super ancient beautiful vase deep down in the strata, from a time long before the existence of homo erectus. All these findings indicate a great human civilisation, lost in time. This feels truthful. Nov 18, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Archeologists, scientists, amateur archeologists and historians.
Exhaustive and well-written book that every archeologist should read. Whether all their evidence stands up or not and they're clear on ambiguities themselves the book is a strong lesson in preconceptions and the importance of remembering that theory is not fact, and should be open to constant re-assessment.
Nov 04, The Incredible Hogg rated it liked it. 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?
That was me when I first read this book. I read it before going to college and actually learning science, and being the young and uneducated dipshit that I was, it convinced me. Honestly it's an interesting book to read hence the 3 stars , but it's complete bullshit.
Cremo actually uses the Weekly World News as a source in the book. That's the same tabloid you see in the supermarket aisle with headlines about aliens and Bat Boy. People who are convinced by this are most likely people who have a problem accepting the Theory of Evolution in the first place, scientifically illiterate people who haven't taken a science class since high school.
His idea that there is some massive cover-up to keep the idea that humans have been on the earth for millions of years is ridiculous. The reason the vast majority of scientists agree that we've been on earth less than that is because that's what all the evidence points to. 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.
Listen to both sides of the discussion. Jul 30, Alicedewonder rated it it was amazing. Without a doubt this research text is whole and complete and pisses off every so called research wannabee that ever crawled the planet. May 08, Lyrae rated it it was amazing. This book is absolutely fascinating, but it is not something you can pick up and thumb through. This book is a commitment to read. It's over pages long and reads like an encyclopedia. This large volume serves as a reference compiling many lost, buried or otherwise hidden reports in the associated fields of archeology.
There is a depth of information that needs time to be read and processed for those of us who are not professionals in the field. 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.
The book is well written with adequate definitions to many field specific terms throughout the book, but it is still a big bite to chew.
I would not recommend this book to a casual reader who is not obsessed with the origins of humankind. As I said before, this book is a commitment. Many original reports are painstakingly quoted and reproduced in some length, translated from other languages.
The length and depth of the controversies surrounding human origins dating back to the 19th century is indeed a fascinating revelation. 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. I have always been skeptical of some of the links in the evolutionary chain, and it has always been a nagging fascination of mine to find out more.
Forbidden Archeology:The Full Unabridged Edition
What if somebody published a page book to answer all the critics of his previous book? Like Christian creationists who accommodate science to the Bible, Cremo and Thompson are Hindu creationists that harmonize science with their sacred Vedic scriptures. The Bhagavata Purana says that men and women have lived on earth for a vast period of time called the Day of Brahma, which is composed of a thousand yuga cycles. Each yuga cycle lasts 12, "years of the gods. Forbidden Archaeology's Impact describes the notoriety Cremo's first book triggered by including all his personal correspondence, interviews, journal articles, conference papers, and even Internet postings. But Cremo mostly confronts his critics head-on, reprinting their harsh book reviews verbatim while following them up with lengthy rebuttals that he mailed to each reviewer in protest.
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Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race
Michael A. Forbidden Archeology , which he wrote with Richard L. Thompson , has attracted attention from mainstream scholars who have criticized the views given on archeology   and describe it as pseudoscientific. Cremo was born in Schenectady, New York.