Michael Cremo: “Forbidden Archaeology” | Talks at Google

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Michael Cremo
January 23, 2017


Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have found bones, footprints, and artifacts showing that people like ourselves have existed on earth for many millions of years. But many scientists have forgotten or ignored these remarkable facts. Why? Primarily because they contradict the now dominant evolutionary views about human origins and antiquity. According to these views, humans like ourselves have existed for only about 100,000 or 200,000 years, and before that there were only more primitive human ancestors. This evolutionary paradigm, to which influential groups of scientists are deeply committed, has acted as a “knowledge filter.” And the filtering, intentional or not, has left us with a radically incomplete set of facts for building our ideas about human origins. Recovering the complete set of facts takes us on a fascinating expedition, across five continents to various archaeological sites, some long forgotten, some the center of ongoing controversy. On the other hand, the complete set of facts is consistent with the accounts of extreme human antiquity found in the Puranas, the historical writings of ancient India.


Michael A. Cremo is research associate in history of archeology. He is a member of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC) since 1993. His WAC3 paper “Puranic Time and the Archaeological Record” was published in the Routledge One World Archaeology series volume Time and Archaeology (1999), edited by Tim Murray. He is also a member of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA). In 2004 Cremo’s paper “The Later Discoveries of Boucher de Perthes at Moulin Quignon and Their Impact on the Moulin Quignon Jaw Controversy,” presented at the XXth International Congress for History of Science, Liege, Belgium, was published in a conference proceedings volume of this congress, by the scientific publisher Brepols.

Cremo is the principal author of the book Forbidden Archeology, a comprehensive historical survey of archaeological anomalies. In a review in British Journal for History of Science, Tim Murray said the book “provides the historian of archaeology with a useful compendium of case studies in the history and sociology of scientific knowledge, which can be used to foster debate within archaeology about how to describe the epistemology of one’s discipline.”

Cremo is particularly interested in examining the history of the archeology from the standpoint of alternative worldviews, particularly worldviews with foundations in ancient Indian thought. He has given invited lectures on his work at the Royal Institution in London, the anthropology department of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, the archeology department of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, and many other scientific institutions. He has also lectured on his work at universities throughout the world.

Antarctic Strangeness…Again…

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 17, 2017

2016 closed in its final months and weeks with a series of very weird stories about Antarctica. First, we saw the Patriarch of Moscow, Kirill III, visit the continent, ostensibly to bless the Russian Orthodox chapel at the Russian bases there. As I pointed out at that time, that story just didn’t sit entirely comfortably with me, as any Orthodox bishop could have done that. Why get the Patriarch involved? Following his visit, there were stories on the internet that the Saudis(!) had found something at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, which they turned over to Russia (for some not adequately explained reason) so that the Patriarch could take whatever it was to Antarctica and perform “ancient rituals” over it and remove it from endangering The Rest of Humanity.

Needless to say, I didn’t buy the idea, for many reasons, not the least of which was that I can’t imagine the (out)House of Saud turning anything over to the Russians for Christian rituals to be performed over it, especially if, as the story suggested, it was some sort of ancient high technology.

Following all that strangeness was the visit of U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry to the southern polar continent. The spin for that story was almost as ridiculous as the Saudis-found-something-and-gave-it-to-the-Russians story, for we were told that the Secretary had made his visit because of a personal interest in “climate change.” Well, maybe, but the circumstances of the visit, during an otherwise exclusively diplomatic junket, seem odd. Why the side trip to satisfy personal interests in climate change? After all, he’s the chief diplomat of the U.S.A., and a simple phone call at Foggy Bottom would have had piles of climate change data and analysis on his desk in Washington in a matter of minutes. As I noted last year about this story, this trip suggested a diplomatic purpose. After all, diplomats talk and negotiate, all of which raises the issue of who Mr. Kerry might have been talking to and negotiating with down there, especially since the U.S.A. maintains relationships with all the countries that have a presence in Antarctica.

But it quickly became even stranger when former Apollo 11 astronaut and “second man on the Moon” Buzz Aldrin went to Antarctica, after texting he was about to go to the launchpad. Those words were, as I noted at the time, capable of two possible interpretations, the more likely one being that, as a former astronaut, he was simply using astronaut-speak for boarding the airplane that would take him there. The other possibility was that he was referring to Antarctica itself as the “launchpad,” and of course, that raises all sorts of sticky issues, especially in the context of Mr. Kerry’s visit and its weird potentialities. Moreover, once in Antarctica, Mr. Aldrian promptly became sick (with exactly what we’re not informed), and had to be emergency-evacuated to New Zealand.

Things became even stranger when regular readers here emailed me various articles about other famous or “connected” people visiting Antarctica, which included, among others, a British prince and the late King Juan Carlos of Spain.

As I began to conjecture what might be drawing all this recent attention, one possibility that I entertained was “they found something,” something possibility of historical, cultural, or even technological importance, or all three. At that point, I received articles about the alleged pyramid, about which I remain skeptical in a 60-40 kind of way, 60 percent on the skeptical side, and 40 percent on the “it sure looks like a pyramidal structure” side.

Now, a new “thing” has appeared, according to this recent article shared by many readers here:

What is this fort doing in Antarctica? Motte and bailey castle remains emerge from icecap

OK. “Motte and bailey” may be a bit much, for there are lots of ifs here, and one of them is, of course, that photos can be photoshopped rather easily these days, and even put on Google earth. Nor is there any real evidence here that the article’s conclusion is correct, namely, that this represents some ancient construction, rather than a modern one. After all, much going on in Antarctica is secret, and what we are told is subject to all the previously-mentioned caveats and hedges. But, I have to be honest, here my intuition leans to the genuineness of the photo, and to the artificiality of what it is showing; it’s a “something artificial” in a region supposedly where such a thing shouldn’t be present. The question really is, if this is the case, then what is it, and how old is it?

And that idea makes me move my pyramid skepticism marker to the 55-45 ratio, and not the 60-40 one. Add to this the new attention on the large underground gravitational anomaly that has recently been reported about Antarctica, and we have a very curious picture indeed. Take the “pyramid” and this “structure” together and I’m 55-45.

So why am I bothering you with an article and objects I’m 55 percent skeptical about, and 45 percent positive about?

And the answer is, when one views…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

5 Mindboggling discoveries that hint a Highly Advanced Civilization existed on Earth


Source: Ancient-Code.com
November 8, 2016

Whenever you talk about advanced ancient civilizations –which had in their possession advanced technology that goes beyond anything we have today— you are guaranteed to get weird looks and comments of disapproval. Here we have five fascinating discoveries that hint an extremely advanced civilization may have existed on Earth tens of thousands of years ago.

However, the truth is that there is plenty of evidence which suggests that in the distant past—perhpahs before history was being written— an extremely advanced civilization existed on Earth and left numerous clues scattered across the globe.

Some say ‘it was Aliens’ while others say its forbidden history, but there have been numerous discoveries which point to the obvious: history as we know it is INCOMPLETE.

2,000-year-old computers


Did you know that the computers existed on Earth thousands of years ago? It may not have been popular gadgets like the Macbook, but devices such as the Antikythera mechanism –which is believed to date back over 2,100 years— is the ultimate evidence that in the distant past, people were far more advanced than what we are crediting them for today.

The Antikythera mechanism is commonly referred to as the oldest computer on the planet. Ever since its discovery, this fascinating mechanical device has captured the interests of numerous researchers, archaeologists and historians one hundred years after its discovery, and scholars have still failed to fully understand its purpose.

Massive underground tunnels

Tunnels across Europe

Why tunnels and why an extensive network of tunnels stretching thousands of kilometers? So far experts have still to answer how it was possible that thousands of years ago, different cultures across Europe built intricate and advanced tunnels that go on for thousands of kilometers. These tunnels were built around 12,000 years ago. These tunnels are said to stretch from Scotland to Turkey!

Archaeologists have discovered in modern-day Germany thousands of underground tunnels that date back to the Stone Age. These tunnels spread throughout Europe, from Scotland to Turkey, leaving researchers puzzled about their original function.

In the book Secrets Of The Underground Door To An Ancient World (German title: Tore zur Unterwelt), Dr. Kush states that evidence of massive underground tunnels has been found under dozens of Neolithic settlements all over the European continent. These tremendous tunnels are often referred to as ancient highways.

The Longyou Caves


Somehow, SOMONE had the technology and means to remove and transport nearly 1,000,000 cubic meters of rock, creating what is today known as the Longyou Caves.

Not a single ancient text describes or details who, how, and why these intricate caves were built thousands of years ago.

Furthermore, the precision present in the smallest details is indicative of superior craftsmanship which according to mainstream history should not have been possible thousands of years ago.

The obvious question ‘many experts are NOT asking’ is: Why had the technology and means to remove and transport nearly 1,000,000 cubic meters of rock, thousands of years ago? What kind of ancient technology was present at the time which allowed the ‘mystery builders’ to create such a fascinating construction?

Ummm… why are there Pyramids all across the planet?


Have you ever wondered why nearly all ancient civilization on Earth decided to erect Pyramids? Furthermore, why are these structures so similar to one another? How is it possible that Pyramids in Egypt resemble those located in the Americas, even though these different civilizations were –allegedly—never inteconnected?

The truth is that why ancients civilization built these massive monuments is one of the greatest mysteries archaeology has not been able to answer so far. What are the odds that ancient cultures around the globe decided to randomly erect Pyramids?

I believe it’s possible that nearly all ancient civilizations followed a pattern set forth by a civilization that predates all ancient civilizations.

Puma Punku: evidence of advanced machinery?

Puma Punku is one of the most important places if you want to see what ancient man was capable of. These stone structures are among the biggest ever found.

If you really want to see structures and monuments that defy all logic you only have to take a trip to Puma Punku and Tiahuanaco. There, you will find supermassive ruins which according to many date back over 15,000 years.

In fact, the structures located at Puma Punku and Tiahauanco are so incredible and so old that they predate the Ancient Inca.

How the builders of Puma Punku managed to cut, transport and precisely stack megalithic stones weighing over a hundred tons remains a profound mystery that no one has been able to answer. Furthermore, these ancient structures have no evidence whatsoever of chisel marks yet display laser-like details that according to many are evidence of advanced technologies on Earth present thousand of years before written history.

Like many other things that remain a mystery, Puma Punku is a true archaeological and historic enigma. There are no records that describe or detail the methods used by its ‘unknown’ builders to quarry, transport and cut massive stones which eventually resulted in the construction of one of the most mysterious sites on the surface of our planet.

So, there you have five incredible discoveries that I believe could be the ultimate tell-tale sign that in the distant past, perhaps before the last Ice age, an intricate and ‘unknown’ civilization existed on Earth with technology unknown to mainstream scholars.

What do you think? Is something like this even possible? Or are there other theories that can explain some of the many mysteries that have captured the interest of millions around the globe?

Maybe after all, history as we know it needs to be rewritten.

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Michael Cremo The Extreme Antiquity of the Human Race

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Michael Cremo
October 31, 2016

Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson quickly became a best selling underground classic, with over 200,000 copies sold and translations in more than 13 languages. This massive work spawned waves of resistance and wonder amongst the scientific community, with over 900 pages of well-documented evidence suggesting that modern man did not evolve from ape man, but instead has co-existed with apes for millions of years.

Michael Cremo lectures to academic, popular, and scientific audiences around the world in a continuing challenge to Darwinian evolution.

The Cosmic War, Breakaway Civilizations, Secret Space Program & Roswell & The Nazi Connection – Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

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August 22, 2016

Joseph P. Farrell is a recognized scholar whose credentials include a PhD in philosophy from the University of Oxford. His literary contribution is a veritable resume unto itself covering such fields as Nazi Germany, sacred literature, physics, finances, the Giza pyramids, and music theory. A renowned researcher with an eye to assimilate a tremendous amount of background material, Farrell is able to condense the best scholastic research in publication and draw insightful new conclusions on complex and controversial subjects.

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Guest: Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.

The Fascinating Power Of Dolmens & Menhirs, Ancient Megalithic Wonders

Source: Ancient-Code.com
August 4, 2016

Monoliths, also referred to as menhirs, dolmens or obelisks are upright stones that have been used to create impressively  -mysterious— structures all around the world.

These massive, fascinating ancient monuments can appear on their own, or as part of a group.

In the long sections of Mankind’s lost history, we must look at the time when ancient cultures managed to erect –somehow—huge megalithic construction using blocks of stone weighing from 1 to up to 100’s of tons.

Ancient mankind raised different kinds of megalithic blocks of stone arranging them as well as they could, taking advantage of certain peculiarities that some stones offered.

The ‘primitive’ techniques –sarcasm— allowed ancient cultures to move, place and position different rocks arranging them in specifics orders which, according to mainstream scholars, were consistent wth the thoughts, beliefs, and convictions of ancient man.

But what if ancient mankind knew something more about Dolmens and Menhirs that what we know nothing of today?

Is it possible that some of these megalithic structures were individually placed on our planet in order to take advantage of Earth’s natural energies? Is it possible that ancient cultures were aware of the existence of not only Earth’s energies, but of powers that originate deep inside the universe?

In the distant past, throughout centuries, ancient cultures raised some monuments that today receive a number of different denominations ranging from “Stonehenge’, ‘dolmens’,’ barrows’ and ‘menhirs’.

Many people will agree that most of these megalithic buildings have a magical and metaphysical sense.

Each monument was erected in a particular order and had a meaning that today mainstream scholars are unable to decipher.

These fascinating megalithic construction works are notable for two main things.

First of all, their size was beyond fascinating and secondly they were built thousands of years ago.

Today, researchers estimate that many of the megalithic monuments around the globe are the product of an ancient civilization that had the ability to erect such monuments as far as 8,000 B.C.

Gobekli Tepe, for example, is one of the most fascinating ancient structures ever raised by ancient man.


Located on a remote hilltop in southern Turkey is one of the oldest (if not oldest) ancient megalithic temples on our planet.

There, intricate massive stone pillars arranged into a set of rings stand tall and proud telling a millennia-old story when different civilizations ruled the over the planet.

The massive stones were believed to have been carved by Neolithic hunter-gatherers some 12,000 years ago, even though recent evidence points towards the fact that Göbekli Tepe was in fact built by a far more advanced society than researchers are willing to accept.

While Göbekli Tepe and Stonehenge are just some of the examples of megalithic buildings, the megalithic conception spread out to Asia, Europe, and Even the Americas.

In some regions, the megaliths gained greater significance than others, as is the case of Wales, Scotland, and England.

In Ireland and Scotland, hundreds of these monuments still stand tall, and many of these are hidden beneath the surface, waiting to be found and admired by modern society.

Looking at Nordic countries, we will see that many similar structures are found in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and even in Germany but if we venture out south, we will find similar structures in Portugal and Spain.

Interestingly, in France alone there are over five thousand dolmens and a large number of menhirs spread across the country.

The sheer number of these structures gives uns an idea about the importance of these ancient structures and the important role they placed in early society.

The standing stone of Er-Grah is one of the most fascinating yet unsung wonders of the ancient world. It is considered by mans as the largest megalith ever erected in history and was raised in France (Brittany) sometime around 4,700 B.C.

This fascinating ancient megalith weighed 280 tons, meaning that even modern machinery would find it challenging to move and erect.

It is believed that Er-Grah stood for 700 years before breaking into four pieces at around 4000 BCE.

It is as if megalithic structures were a global phenomenon before ancient cultures started erecting giant pyramids around the globe.

Many people firmly believe that menhirs had a magical and metaphysical connotation, like dolmens or tumuli, even though their meaning differed, since menhirs acted as a catalyst for telluric and cosmic energies since part of their structure was buried into the ground in order to capture the energy and connect it with that of the cosmos.

But also, these massive standing structures were also believed to harness cosmic energies and connect them with that of Earth.

Simply put, they acted as HUGE antennas connecting our planet with the universe and vice-versa.

Ancient cultures around the globe placed these megalithic structures in particular geographical areas, were through cosmic or astral ‘messages’, or direct knowledge, they discovered the existence of groundwater, magnetic rocks with a high concentration of radioactivity or other telluric energies as also a cosmic energy from outer space. This is believed to be one of the main reasons why ancient cultures raised massive menhirs around the globe, in order to harness these potent energies for their own benefit, to improve the life of their tribes, families or place where they lived.

All of this is considered to have been part of a now-lost ancient knowledge that improved the living conditions of ancient cultures around the globe.

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Researchers Find Pre-Inca Machu Picchu That Could REWRITE Andean History

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July 26, 2016

The ancient city of Machu Picchu covers a staggering 32,592 hectares of mountain slopes, peaks, and valleys.

According to researchers, it is one of the most intricate ancient cities ever discovered on the planet. Most of the junctions in the central city are so perfect that not even a blade of grass can fit between the stones.

Located near the Pachamama region, some 100 meters from the citadel of Cusco, researchers from the National Park of Machu Picchu have discovered mysterious cave paintings that could change the history of ancient Peru. The strange cave paintings are believed to be linked to a period in history before the existence of the ancient Inca.


According to Jose Pretty, responsible for the research program of the sanctuary, the discovery of the Pre-Inca cave paintings could change the history of Machu Picchu as the figures depicted on stone offer clues about a Pre-Inca population that inhabited the area thousands of years ago.

One of the paintings made in ocher and black paint depicts a man who carries a llama and a still unidentified geometric element.

Speaking to ‘El Comercio,’ researchers said: “This could prove that the place had a special meaning for people before the Incas. Research is just beginning.“

The discovery was made possible thanks to the work of the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco in collaboration with Tumi Gori Echevarria, of the Peruvian Association of Rock Art.

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level in the Cusco region of Peru situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley; this ancient city is the most familiar icon of the great Inca civilization.

It is believed to have been built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. According to scholars, Machu Picchu was an ancient city built-in classical Inca style, with construction elements that defy our very own engineering skills today.

Archaeologists have been baffled by the fact that most of the junctions in the central city are so perfect that not even a blade of grass can fit between the stones.

Machu Picchu has three primary structured identified by archaeologists; the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.

While scientists believe that MachuPicchu has around 150 buildings ranging from baths and houses to temples and sanctuaries; Excavations in the 1960s by Gene Savoy and later extensive mapping by Vincent Lee suggest that this ancient city has over 450 buildings in its enclosure.

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Ivan is a freelance writer, editor-in-chief of ancient-code.com, he also writes for EWAO, Share Knowledge, Svemir Online and Ancient Origins.History, Archaeology, Space and world’s mysteries are some of the topics he writes about.

Scientists Conclude: There Is Evidence Of A Previously Unknown Species On Earth

While researchers have found races of the previously unknown species in DNA tests, they have still not found any fossils.
Source: Ancient-Code.com
July 26, 2016

A new study of the genomes of Australasian has revealed sections of DNA that do not match those of any known species of hominid on the planet. The finding shows that the family tree of humans is much more complex than previously thought.

A team of researchers at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) has just published in Nature Genetics the discovery of a new ancestor, hitherto unknown, of modern man.

This is a hominid who lived in Southeast Asia and, like Neanderthals and Denisovans, crossed with our direct ancestor’s tens of thousands of years ago.

Although they have not yet found fossils of the new species, the study authors, Mayukh Mondal and Ferran Casals, highlight the importance of genetic studies to reconstruct the origins of our species.

The discovery took place during genetic analysis of a group of individuals of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, an isolated population of pygmies that has for more than a century raised numerous paleoanthropological  questions.

“…We also show that populations from South and Southeast Asia harbor a small proportion of ancestry from an unknown extinct hominid, and this ancestry is absent from Europeans and East Asians…” (Source)

Applying the most modern analytical techniques, the researchers ran into several fragments of DNA that do not have any correspondence in modern humans who left Africa about 80,000 years ago and ended up populating the rest of the world.

By comparing these “foreign” gene sequences with the DNA of Neanderthals and Denisovans, whose heritage we have in our genome, scientists could see that there was not a match with any of them.

Therefore, researchers at IBE concluded that the DNA must have belonged to a hitherto unknown hominid who shared a common ancestor with the other two species.

It, therefore, is the ultimate proof demonstrating that the actual DNA of humans still contains “pieces” that come from other different ancestors and that we have still no clue about our true origins.

According to Jaume Bertranpetit, principal investigator of IBE, “we have found fragments of DNA from an extinct hominid that are part of the genome of modern humans. Shortly we hope to, get the full genome from fossil remains.”

For a long time now, numerous investigations have determined that our genome –of modern humans— is formed by fragments of at least four DIFFERENT SPECIES. Three of those species – Homo Sapiens, Neanderthals, and Denisovans— have been identified by researchers.

Now, researchers have found evidence of the existence of a mysterious ‘fourth kind’ of species which we know nothing about since researchers have still not found any fossil remains of them.

Could this species be the missing link in the history of mankind?

What we know so far is that there is no doubt that the puzzle of our origins is increasingly complicated.

In order to solve one of the greatest enigmas about the human species, much research will still need to be done.

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell on Ancient History/Texts, Genetics, Human Genome Project, ‘Junk DNA’, Giants, Our Suppressed History & More

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Witley Strieber
July 27, 2016

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell [GizaDeathStar.com] is a recognized scholar whose credentials include a PhD in Patristics from the University of Oxford. His literary contribution is a veritable resumé unto itself covering such fields as Nazi Germany, sacred literature, physics, finances, the Giza pyramids, and music theory. A renowned researcher with an eye to assimilate a tremendous amount of background material, Farrell is able to condense the best scholastic research in publication and draw insightful new conclusions on complex and controversial subjects.

As horrifying as such possibilities are, Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men sets forth a plausible theory revealing a hidden history of mankind and a possible reason that it has remained veiled for hundreds of thousands of years. With his well-documented style and breathtaking conclusions, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell pulls back the veil and takes the reader on an odyssey behind the mysterious history and myths of the human race.

Consider the possibility that the history of the human race is not as simple as what has been taught in classroom textbooks. Consider the possibility that the evolutionary scientific explanation for mankind has ignored critical facts that are buried deep within the fossils and mankind’s DNA. Consider the possibility that the religious stories that have often been the core basis for mankind’s understanding of where it belongs in the history of creation may actually reveal a planet occupied with tyrannical giants and an elite highly intelligent race bent on genetic mutation.