extreme human antiquity

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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Nature’s IQ

By Michael Cremo

Some years ago, I was in Europe, speaking about my book Forbidden Archeology in seminars and lectures. At a semi­nar in Belgium, a young Hungarian scientist, a cultural anthropologist named Istvan Tasi, approached me. Like me, he was a member of the Krishna consciousness movement. He asked if I could come to Hungary and give lectures about my work there. I said I would be happy to do so, but I had some conditions. First, my book had to be published there in the Hungarian…

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New Evidence for Old (Very Old Indeed)

By Michael Cremo

In my book Forbidden Archeology and in the lectures and interviews I give about the book, I often mention cases of archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity from the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. My critics, and even some of my supporters, question this evidence. They would prefer to hear reports of more recent evi­dence. To such people, I reply that evidence for extreme human antiquity is evidence for extreme human antiquity no matter when it was reported. The doubting of “old” evidence is…

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The Mystery of the Nampa Image

BY MICHAEL CREMO

In 1889, workers were drilling a water well near Nampa, in southwest Idaho. In his book Origin and Antiquity of Man (1912, pp. 266-267), geologist George Frederick Wright (1838-1921) reported, “The record of the well shows that…they had penetrated first about fifty feet of soil, then about fifteen feet of basalt, and afterwards passed through alternate beds of clay and quicksand…down to a depth of about three hundred feet.” One of the owners of the drilling company, Mark A. Kurtz, was checking the material brought…

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Evidence for Extreme Human Antiquity in Greece

BY MICHAEL A. CREMO

How long have humans been present in Greece? We know quite a bit about the classical Greek civilization. But what about before that? In Timaeus, Plato tells how the famous Greek lawmaker Solon visited Egypt. And there he began to speak to an Egyptian priest about the ancient history of the Greeks. He spoke of Phoroneus and Niobe. According to some an­cient Greek writers, Phoroneus was one of the primordial humans and Niobe was his consort. Solon also spoke of Deucalion and Pyrrha. Deucalion and…

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