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Archaeology & Archaeologists in “Planet of the Apes”

BY MICHAEL CREMO

In September 2007, I presented a paper at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. This year, it was held in Zadar, a beautiful old town on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. I gave the paper in a section on “in­vented civilizations” and what they can tell us about the practice of archaeology. I chose to speak on the invented civ­ilization depicted in Planet of the Apes. In the 1968 film version of Planet of the Apes, an American astronaut named Taylor, played…

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Debating the Berekhat Ram Figurine Implications

By Michael A. Cremo

When did figurative sculpture begin? According to many mainstream archeologists, figurative sculpture began about twenty-five or thirty thousand years ago, when humans of the Homo sapiens type suddenly started producing objects such as the Willendorf Venus, discovered in 1908 in Austria. But some archaeologists trace the origin of sculpture much further back in time, to simpler antecedents. An example of this is the Berekhat Ram figurine. Berekhat Ram is a site in the Golan Heights region of Israel. During excavations that took place in 1980…

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The Unexplained Human Fossils of Savona, Italy

Michael A. Cremo • The Forbidden Archaeologist

Savona is a coastal town on the Italian Riviera, 25 miles west of Genoa. In 1852, some nuns, the Sisters of Mercy (Figlie di Misericordia), wanted to build a church next to their convent in the center of town. When the foundation for the church was being dug, Antonio Brilla, a local artist, assisted in the excavation and was also careful to look for fossils. As the excavation reached 3 meters (about 10 feet), Brilla noticed what he thought might be a broken piece of…

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The Strange Case of the Wolfsegg Object

By Michael A. Cremo

In the fall of 1885, a workman at an iron foundry in the village of Schondorf in Austria made an interesting discovery. He was breaking up big blocks of coal, which were to be burned in the smelting furnaces of the foundry. Inside one of the blocks of coal, he found an iron object with a scalloped surface. The object soon attracted the attention of scientists, including Dr. Adolf Gurlt of a natural sciences society in Bonn, Germany. A summary account of Dr. Gurlt’s report…

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Guadeloupe’s Unexplained Human Skeletons

By Michael A. Cremo

Guadeloupe is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. One of the main islands is Grande Terre. In the early nineteenth century human skeletons were found embedded in rock on the shore near Moule, on the northeast coast of Grand Terre. In 1804, General Jean Augustin Ernouf (1753–1827) was in charge of the French forces in Guadeloupe. He sent a letter about the human skeletons to geologist Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741–1819) in France, published in 1804 in the Annales du Museum National d’Histoire…

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The Lost Symbol and I

by Michael A. Cremo

Simon Cox is an interesting man. For a long time he was a researcher for some of the leading authors in the alterna­tive history field, like Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval. More recently, he has become a best-selling author him­self. His latest book is called Decoding the Lost Symbol. It is a reader’s guide to the names and places and ideas men­tioned by Dan Brown in his latest novel, The Lost Symbol. Previously, Simon wrote a similar book called Cracking the Da Vinci Code, about…

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Evidence of Very Ancient Vedic Culture

By Michael A. Cremo

My work is inspired by my studies in the Vedic literature of ancient India, especially the Puranas, the Vedic historical writings. The Puranas contain accounts of extreme human antiquity—accounts of humans existing much further back in time than most of today’s scientists are prepared to accept, many millions of years. My book, Forbidden Archeology, documents archaeological evidence that is consistent with the Puranic accounts of extreme Tree tend it’s skin, salon. My sitting keep canadian pharmacy men new used or a Royale so the canadian…

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Responding to a Critic in Russia

By Michael A. Cremo

In a recent YouTube video (https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLat-xnvKxIeL_ 9yKl8ytQ8tp6r5gmwUKZ&v=mZ4a84K-3r4), Alexander Sokolov, a Russian science writer, made some negative comments about my book Forbidden Archeology, in which I document archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity. A reader of mine in Russia translated Sokolov’s remarks from Russian to English, sent them to me, and asked what I had to say. I normally do not reply to every critic. If I did, I would have no time for anything else. But in this case I made an exception. First of…

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The Happisburgh Footprints

The Forbidden Archaeologist

Adriano Forgione, the editor of FENIX, an Italian alternative science magazine, recently wrote me a letter, asking me what I thought about the Happisburgh footprints. Actually, since they were first announced early this year, many people have been sending me links to articles about the footprints in the popular press. So for me the first step was to track down the original scientific publication. In this case it was a paper by Nick Ashton and eleven coauthors, entitled, “Hominin Footprints from the Early Pleistocene Deposits…

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Prehistoric Michigan Copper

BY MICHAEL CREMO

In September 2011, I gave the keynote address at the Seventh International Conference on Ancient America in Marquette, Michigan, organized by the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society and Ancient America magazine. Marquette is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the shores of Lake Superior. It is a beautiful area. I visited the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which features sandstone lake-shore cliffs, deserted beaches, sand dunes, streams, and forest. The day before the conference I hiked to the Lake Superior shore on some forest trails. When…

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