Forbidden Archeology ***************** News FLASH

August 3, 2000
Issue No. 2

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Michael Cremo researches anomalous finds in Portugal for upcoming EAA paper

In July Michael Cremo visited Lisbon, Portugal to conduct research for a paper that has been accepted for presentation at the European Association of Archeologists annual meeting, which will be held in Lisbon in September 2000. The topic of the paper discusses stone artifacts discovered by Portuguese geologist Carlos Ribeiro in the 19th century.

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Paper by Michael Cremo to be published by British Archaeological Reports

Michael A. Cremo's paper "Forbidden Archeology of the European Paleolithic: A Historical Survey of the Treatment of Evidence for Extreme Human Antiquity" that was presented at the 1999 European Association of Archeologists annual meeting in Bournemouth, England has been selected for inclusion in a peer-reviewed collection of papers to be published by British
Arachaeological Reports.

Bhaktivedanta Institute establishes graduate degree program in consciousness studies

In collaboration with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, one of India’s top technical schools in Bombay, the Bhaktivedanta Institute has recently initiated the world’s first graduate degree program in the field of consciousness studies, covering subjects such as Life Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, and Philosophy of Science. The Bombay/Berkeley BI division is also currently producing a 14-part video serial called “Science and You: Exploring Consciousness.”

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Advocates of Evolution Teaching Win in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., (AP-Reuters) - Supporters of the teaching of evolution welcomed on Wednesday [8-2-2000] a vote ousting two Kansas state school board members who were set on reducing its place in education, but at least one of those voted out was undaunted by the setback.

The result on Tuesday all but ensured that whatever the outcome of the November general election, the board of education will be primed to undo a controversial 6-4 vote in August last year that allowed local school districts to determine what, if anything, to teach science students about evolution.

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Bumper year for Sasquatch Sightings

Washington State
Cliff Crook and teams of Bigfoot trackers and enthusiasts report that this very well could be the summer of the sasquatch.  Crook’s Bigfoot Central – a tracking and research center based out of his Bothell, Washington home has logged 11 sightings in the Pacific Northwest since May, a record number, he said.  One report by Mary C. Williams, who lives on the Hoh Reservation on the Olympic Peninsula, said she and her husband noticed a set of curiously large footprints behind their home.  She said her husband heard an intense banging sound and found animal hairs near the prints.

For complete article see Seattle Times, July 13, 2000

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Quantum Mirage

San Jose, CA
Something bizarre has popped up in the laboratory of physicist Donald Eigler, and no one is quite sure what to make of it. It’s the world’s smallest ghost, a phantom on an atomic scale.  Eigler and colleagues at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, call it a “quantum mirage” because it projects an atom’s electronic signature to another place while the atom itself stays put.

For complete story see New Scientist, July 8, 2000

The Telepathy Chip

Kevin Warwick, British professor who had the world’s first cyborg (radio transmitter chip) implanted in his arm (August 1998) is now working on a device to transmit physical movement, pain, and even emotions between two people. He has volunteered to be the first human to have this “telepathy chip” implanted in his arm sometime during 2001.

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Friday, August 18, 2000, 9:00-10:00 pm Pacific. Live radio interview with Michael Cremo and Peter Weissbach on The Quest.

September 14-18, 2000. European Archeological Association Conference - Lisbon, Portugal. Michael Cremo will present his paper “The Discoveries of Carlos Ribeiro: A Controversial Episode in XIXth Century European Archaeology”


If there is so much evidence for extreme human antiquity, why aren't archeologists finding more of it? One problem is that they are not looking for it. Archaeology has become quite specialized, and most research projects are designed to accumulate data that will answer some specific question that needs answering in terms of the current paradigm. Because the current paradigm has anatomically modern humans coming into existence about one hundred thousand years ago, archeologists generally look for skeletal and cultural remains of anatomically modern humans in geological contexts no older than that. Indeed, much of modern archeology is concerned with sites that are far younger than that. Site identification tends to focus attention on fairly recent times. Many sites are discovered by analysis of aerial photographs. Other sites are uncovered during large highway construction projects across the countryside. Of course, what becomes visible by such means is bound to be fairly recent. These fairly recent Iron Age and late stone age sites tend to have large scale recognizable features, such as boundary walls, trenches, house platforms, garbage pits, and so on. They are recognizable even today as settlements and villages. But older sites, from the Miocene, for example, may not be so recognizable.

In this issue of my electronic newsletter, I have given a report about my research into Miocene artifacts from Portugal. These artifacts were discovered apparently isolated from any other signs of a human presence in Miocene formations. Perhaps other evidence for a human presence was in fact there, but not noticed. What would a Miocene village site look like after millions of years? It would be worthwhile for a new generation of archeologists to start contemplating these questions, so that we can extend our search for a human presence back into the more distant past.

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Michael Cremo’s report from Lisbon, Portugal

From July 10 to July 25, 2000 I was in Portugal doing research for a paper that has been accepted for presentation at the European Association of Archeologists annual meeting, which will be held in Lisbon in September.  It is called “The Discoveries of Carlos Ribeiro: A Controversial Episode in XIXth Century European Archaeology.” The artifacts he found, although quite primitive, were discovered in deposits belonging to the Miocene, a geological period that extends from about 5 to 20 million years ago. These discoveries and others like them attracted considerable attention in the late nineteenth century, but were dropped from discussion after the discovery of Java Man in the early 1890s. This apeman, now considered to be Homo erectus, was found without any kind of stone tools, in a geological context less than 1 million years old. So what was to be done with the far older stone tools that had previously been discovered? In my paper, I am suggesting that the theoretical picture of human evolution that grew up around the Java Man discovery was responsible for eliminating  evidence such as Ribeiro's. My purpose in presenting the paper is renew interest in this evidence for extreme human antiquity.

Earlier this year, I contacted the head of the national archeological organization in Portugal, and requested permission to examine and photograph Ribeiro's artifacts and field notes, maps, and letters. Permission was granted and I came to Lisbon earlier this month. Ribeiro's artifacts are kept in the Museo Geologico, which is located in the Academy of Sciences building in one of the older sections of Lisbon. The director of the museum was quite helpful. Ribeiro's artifacts were not on display in the museum, but were stored away. I went through the collection, looking specifically for artifacts that he had described and illustrated in his scientific publications. It was quite interesting to be holding the artifacts in my hands, comparing them with 19th century drawings of them and looking for matches. I found many of them. The artifacts were very professionally photographed for me by an archeology student from the science university in Budapest, Hungary.

Even this research phase of writing my paper has yielded some interesting results. The museum director has decided he wants to bring Ribeiro's artifacts out of storage and again place them on display in the museum. He is also going to get in touch with the organizers of the September conference about having a special exhibit of the artifacts there.

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FORUM: Comrades in the Evolution Revolution

Letters to

Question: As a good Fortean I, of course, read your material with some great interest and curiosity. In the interest of actual debate on the matter of older-than-expected humanity, I must ask you, who among your critics do you consider as having raised the best objections to your anomalous research? Is there/are there any particular scientists/geologists/paleobiologists who correspond with you in a critical fashion and posit reasonable objections to your conclusions?  Yes, yes, I do understand about the whole suppression thing, but aren’t the best examples of scientific knowledge arising from a synthesis of heated argument? I know you’re busy, but if you could give a reply it would be deeply appreciated.


Answer: Dear Peter,

Forbidden Archeology has been the subject of numerous reviews in academic publications to which I have replied. I also have had some personal correspondence with various researchers. The best way for you to get a sense of all this is for you to read my book Forbidden Archeology’s Impact, where you can see the reviews and letters and my responses.

Sincerely yours,
Michael A. Cremo

Question: I have been much impressed by your Forbidden Archeology research etc. and it’s a great shame orthodox science/archeology, especially the type propagated by Richard Leakey are so arrogant, blinkered and intransigent to new or alternative discoveries like yours and Lloyd Pye …Below is something which you may / may not be familiar with with which continues to back up the alternative view of history all the more. I have (in England) seen the unfortunate slaughter of Graham Hancock’s series ‘Heaven’s Mirror – Quest for the Lost Civilisation’ by the BBC’s Horizon programme.  I do not agree with all that Hancock proposes and have doubts especially from the point of astrological/archeological alignments fixed to a particular time frame world wide but much else ties up with a comprehensive hidden history all the more backed up by people like yourself – Thank goodness for the “INTERNET” for without which we would be far less well informed and like sheep follow the tenets of the “Scientific Experts” of the present “World (Dis) Order” who are all-knowing so they think! Wishing the best of luck with your continued research. Please e-mail with any ideas/queries regarding this, time permitting.


[He gave a link to The Serpent Mound Mysteries website:]

Answer: Dear Anton,

I am familiar with the reports of giant skeletons, some with unusual features like two rows of teeth, being found in the Midwestern US Indian mounds. I have not investigated them in detail for a few reasons. My main interest is evidence for extreme human antiquity – evidence that humans like us existed more than the one or two hundred thousand years most scientists now accept. The Indian mounds are by all accounts fairly recent, within the past couple thousand years. Second, although the reports are there, I have not yet seen any of the giant bones referred to, what to speak of those with two rows of teeth. If you have any knowledge of where giant human bones can be seen, let me know. When I was doing a little media tour of New Zealand a year or so ago, I learned that there were supposedly some bones of humans ten feet high in a natural history museum in Auckland. But when I showed up to see them, it didn’t happen. There were cases in the early nineteenth century when bones of other animals were identified as human bones.  That is not necessarily the case with all the discoveries, but one does have to be careful about this. Also, even today, there are a few people that are 7-8 feet tall. But when you get to 10 feet, that is really strange. In any case, I do have an open mind about these discoveries, and would like to know about any hard evidence that supports the original reports.

Sincerely yours,
Michael Cremo

Question: I have read your book and have enjoyed it greatly. In some of your discussions you mentioned the possibility of advanced technological civilizations that could have existed prior to our own. My question is this. Our present civilization world wide moved from a hunter-gatherer society to an agricultural to a technological society. Is this not correct? Have you ran across any information that would indicate the culitivation of grains (rice, wheat, corn etc.) has had a longer developmental history than we were led to believe? (The full scale use of agriculture was estimated to be 7,000 to 8,000 b.c.e.)  And second, is there any indication of plants which had one time been domesticated but have returned to a wild state? Would there by any way to find out?


Answer: Dear Andy,

There are some scattered cases of evidence for agriculture going back more than 8,000 b.c.e. If you look in my book Forbidden Archeology, pp. 786-787, you will find some evidence of wheat grains that gave AMS radiocarbon dates of about 16,000 and 33,000 years. Of course the dates could be wrong. I do think that plants can go back to their wild state, but I don’t at this point have any direct information about that.  The question of whether or not our present civilization moved in a linear fashion from a hunter-gatherer society to an agricultural society to a technological society, from a certain point in time, is one that should be looked at according to the evidence that comes up. From traditional writings of various cultures, a more cyclical picture emerges. And different cultures may move in different ways.

Sincerely yours,
Michael A. Cremo


In the mid 70s we lived in the Black Hills of South Dakota. My wife and kids loved to visit the local rock shops. At several of these rock shops I saw pieces of coal, mostly from Wyoming, with what appeared to be spur gears embedded in them. The people at the shops said that these were not spur gears but were the remains of a form of ancient marine life. These were perfectly formed gears complete with bore holes and keyways. They were PERFECT, they looked like illustrations out of a gear catalog.


Michael Cremo responds:

Dear Ed,

It would be nice if you could get some samples of the specimens, or at least some good photographs, in color and black and white of the objects, with something next to them, like a ruler or coin to show the scale.  Also helpful would be to try to determine what kind of material the gear is made of: crystalline, rock, metal….or whatever. We could go from there. Sometimes there are fossils of things that do look like machine parts, but I am openminded enough to consider the possibility that what we are dealing with here is possibly some sign of intelligent human life.

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