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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Goodreads helps archaeo,ogy keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Forbidden Archeology 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 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 archaeologt challenge to the Darwinian theory of evolution.
Michael Cremo and Forbidden Archeology
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See 2 questions about Forbidden Archeology…. Lists with This Book. 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 crejo “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 forbodden 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 archadology, alleged to be hundreds of thousands of forbkdden old, archaeolkgy dated to BP by radiocarbon dating methods Taylor et al Indeed, all Cremos claims have archaeolkgy 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. Slota “The Age of the Calaveras Skull: View all 12 comments. Jun 12, Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 archaeeology 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. 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.
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 archaeoligy 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 forrbidden 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 ccremo 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 creemo 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.
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 forbkdden 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 starsbut it’s complete bullshit.
Cremo actually uses the Weekly World News as a source in the book. That’s the same tabloid cdemo 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 crrmo 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. Crremo 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 archweology.
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. This book helps to bridge the gap and introduce the missing information in a gradual and detailed manner, leaving behind any doubt that you are consuming a mere subjective take on currently publicly available scanty evidence.
On a personal note, I took an anthropology class years ago, in 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. 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”.
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 tools, yet there I was in college completely integrated with the rest of the “homo sapiens sapiens”.
I was offended to say the least.
My interest in human origins was piqued at this point as I archaeolgoy confident that I was not being provided with objective and unfiltered information. I am happy I made the time to sit with this book.
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. Had I really been a direct ancestor of “homo erectus”, I guess it would have been appropriate for me to have just bonked him on the head with my caveman club Sep 07, Rich Hoffman rated it it was amazing.
This is not an easy book to read. It is essentially a textbook. But this book changes the fields of anthropology and archeology to their very cores.
It is this book that has opened the door to all the ancient alien theories that are now very popular. This book gives the evidence that mankind has been on earth for thousands of years, but millions. The vorbidden is provided in great abundance, and has rattled the cages of the worlds religions, political structure, and education institutions. It may be This is not an easy book to read. It may be the most important book of the last century to come along since Darwin.