Michael Cremo

The Buenos Aires Skull

The Forbidden Archaeologist

In 1896, workers were excavating the rudder pit of a dry dock in the port of Buenos Aires. They broke through a hard layer of limestone rock (called tosca). Beneath the tosca was a layer of quartz sand, and below that was a layer of gray clay, in which a human skull was found. This was about 11 meters (36 feet) below the bed of the river La Plata. The workmen gave the skull to their supervisor, Mr. Junor, who brought it to the attention…

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The Tooth Is Out There: Human, but 400,000 Years Old

By Michael A. Cremo

In the fall of 2010, scientists in Israel announced a discovery that could push the history of the anatomically modern human species back to about 400,000 years. The general view among mainstream scientists is that humans like us first appeared less than 200,000 years ago. As regular readers of this column know, I believe humans like us have existed for many millions of years, going back to the very beginnings of life on Earth. Therefore I see the discovery in Israel as a tiny step…

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Virginia Steen-McIntyre and the Hueyatlaco Saga

Geologist Virginia Steen-McIntyre (Ginger to her friends) is a courageous person, a scientist who became involved in one of the best-documented cases of “knowledge filtration” in the world of archaeology. Her name first came to my attention in the late 1980s, when I was doing research for my book Forbidden Archeology. That book deals with archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity—-archaeological evidence showing that humans like us have been present on Earth for longer periods of time than most conventional archaeologists accept. At the time…

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Ethiopian Jawbone, First Human? Not Really

By Michael A. Cremo

In March of 2015, some of my correspondents called my attention to reports that scientists had discovered a fragment of a “human” lower jaw in Ethiopia. The fossil was found in deposits 2.8 million years old. My correspondents suggested that this discovery supported my idea of extreme human antiquity. It is easy to understand why they thought so. Pallab Ghosh, science correspondent for BBC News (Science & Environment), in the first line of his web report (March 4, 2015), stated, “Scientists have unearthed the jawbone…

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Morocco Homo Sapiens—A Small Step Forward?

By Michael A. Cremo • www.MCremo.com

Anomalous evidence is evidence that deviates from what is normally expected by the mainstream scientific community. My work involves documenting anomalous archaeological evidence for human antiquity. What I mean by anomalous evidence, in this context, is archaeological evidence showing that humans like us (anatomically modern humans) existed before the time most scientists accept for their first appearance. Such evidence consists of anatomically modern human bones, anatomically modern human footprints, and artifacts of the kind archaeologists normally attribute to anatomically modern humans. When my book, Forbidden…

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The Oldest Stone Spear Points? Really?

By Michael A. Cremo

In the November 16, 2012, issue of Science, Jayne Wilkins of the University of Toronto and her coworkers announced what they considered to be the oldest example of stone spear points. The spear points, which were found at a site called Kathu Pan 1 in the country of South Africa, are about five hundred thousand years old. The discoverers attributed the spear points to the apeman, Homo heidelbergensis. Mainstream archeologists do not believe that anatomically modern humans existed a half million years ago. The stone…

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The Mysteries of Brazil

By Michael A. Cremo • www.MCremo.com

Last year I did a publicity tour of Brazil in connection with the appearance of a Portuguese edition of The Hidden History of the Human Race (the abridged version of Forbidden Archaeology). I landed in Saõ Paulo early on the morning of August 26. It was a landmark day for me. It was my first visit to South America, and this meant I had finally visited all the main continents. That leaves Antarctica, and I am scheming how to get there. Since I was traveling…

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A Spiritual Pilgrim’s Voyage to Alaska

The Forbidden Archaeologist

On Friday, June 12, 2015, I boarded the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Jewel of the Seas in the Port of Seattle. I was a speaker for the Spirit of Alaska Cruise, organized by Divine Travels. After finding my way to my cabin, I attended an opening session for the Spirit of Alaska Cruise, joining the other speakers for our group on stage. On Saturday while we were at sea, headed for Juneau, Alaska, I gave my scheduled talk, the title of which was “The Cosmic…

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Sutton Hoo

By Michael A. Cremo • www.MCremo.com

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, I arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport, traveled by Underground to the Baker Street station, and then walked to my hotel near Regent’s Park. I was in London to speak at the Origins conference, to be held on Saturday, November 4, at the Rudolf Steiner House. Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman organized it. On Friday morning, I took a walk in Regent’s Park, quietly chanting the Hare Krishna mantra on my meditation beads. Then I went to Govinda’s Restaurant, at the…

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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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