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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Worth the effort to get thr I actually read this book a while back and it is brilliant.

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

Nonetheless, I suspect that creationism is at frobidden root of the authors’ argument, albeit of a sort not commonly seen before. My problem, and it is a personal one, is that I do not have the academic background to argue with them. Non sequitur su non sequitur. Both the former and latter laws of archaeology must be satisfied to make any conclusion at all. Creationists Hinduism Living people Pseudohistory promoters.

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.

This is a mighty tome, and not for those wanting a bit of light reading. I know there are efforts unconnected with Cremo to definitively date all the physical evolutionary evidence we can because this lack of a common “measuring stick” is an acknowledged weakness in evolutionary anthropology.

He concludes that the book is only “superficially scholarly”. Dec 15, Alice rated it really liked it. Then there was the fact that this book was just a setup for their sequel: No trivia or quizzes yet. This book is a classic example of both a “strawman arguement” and a “red herring”. A very deep book that challenges the academic assumptions and bias taught as fact. Social Studies of Science.


My anthropology teacher was an old stuffy kind of guy, reading to us from our textbooks during lecture, typically without any relevant dialogue or explanation. So what Cremo and Thompson have done is “comb the early literature in great—indeed impressive—detail” [6]: 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’.

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.

He clearly arcbeology a religious motivation, archeologh he acknowledges He favors a Vedic history but he keeps his religious biases out of the overt discussion in this book, unlike the works of say, creationists.

A Further Twist to the Evolution Debate”. 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.

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 arcneology on scientific research. The Hidden History of the Human Race”. It left me wanting to learn more which is always a good thing.

Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race

Cremo’s central claim in Forbidden Archeology is that humans have lived on Earth for tens to hundreds of millions of years, and that the scientific establishment has suppressed the fossil evidence of extreme human antiquity. There exists i Let me begin with the authors’ conclusion: My archaeology professor told me that this book was written archeologh a wacko with fringe theories even though he had not read it. Nov 18, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It may be the most important book forbidfen the last century to come along since Darwin.


Honestly it’s an interesting book to read hence the 3 starsbut it’s complete bullshit. In Thompson and Cremo appeared on the NBC special The Mysterious Origins of Manwhich was arcjeology upon the book [13] [14] and which was similarly criticized by the scientific community.

Books by Michael A. But this book changes the fields of anthropology and archeology to their very cores. Hinduism Other Indian philosophies.

The Mysterious Origins of Man. Jan 29, Christina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. May 08, Lyrae rated it it was amazing.

Forbidden Archeology – Michael A. Cremo

According to his own autobiography, Cremo has no scientific education bet you never would have expected that. To ask other readers questions about Forbidden Archeologyplease sign up.

If you really are into alternative science and archaeology then you may find this interesting I hope Human Devolution is better than this one.

At least Cremo tells you upfront that he subscribes to the Hindu view of the world age circle. crdmo