Forbidden Archeology *****************
February 22, 2006
Issue No. 12

"The most important changes must come first within each
of us--in the way we see ourselves and the universe, the
way we eat, and the way we live."
-George Harrison (review
of Divine Nature by Michael A. Cremo and Mukunda Goswami)
This Newsflash issue is dedicated to George Harrison, whose
birthday is February 25 and who lives on in spirit.

We always look forward to hearing from you so as to stimulate critical
thinking and networking amidst our diverse community of
Forbidden Archeology compatriots!
--Lori Erbs, Newsflash Editor.
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NEWS - Michael Cremo tours Portugal, Japan and India
NEWS ROUNDUP Intelligent Design Debate Continues
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Michael Cremo speaks at UFO Congress
MCREMO.COM website update


Michael Cremo's World Tour Continues

Michael Cremo continues his phenomenal world lecture tour, with recent
appearances at the World Archaeological Congress in Osaka Japan, the
Archaeological Association of the Algarve in Portugal, and a research
expedition and classes given in India on transcendental archaeology.
Go to Michael's Travel Diary:

Underground: New Book Features Chapter by Michael Cremo

The Disinformation Company has released another classic work called
Underground: The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations,
Astounding Archaeology and Hidden History (2005). Edited by Preston
Peet, it includes a chapter authored by Michael A. Cremo.
For order info please visit


Tuesday, February 21, 2006
More than 500 scientists with doctoral degrees have signed
a statement expressing skepticism about Darwin's theory of
evolution. The statement, which includes endorsement by
members of the prestigious U.S. National Academy of
Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences, was first
published by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute in 2001
to challenge statements about Darwinian evolution made
in promoting PBS's "Evolution" series. Full story at:


But Hwang's US collaborator is chided for 'research misbehaviour'.
Nature 15 February 2006

Washington, DC - Under President Bush's proposed budget, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency is slated to shut down its network of
libraries that serve its own scientists as well as the public, according
to internal agency documents released today by Public Employees for
Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In addition to the libraries, the
agency will pull the plug on its electronic catalog which tracks tens of
thousands of unique documents and research studies that are available
nowhere else


The Center for Science & Culture offers an Evolution News & Views Blog at


Michael Cremo to Speak at UFO Congress

Michael Cremo lectures at the 15th Annual International UFO Congress &
Film Festival
at 10:30 am on Monday, Feb. 27 in Laughlin, Nevada.  Please
visit for full details.

FortNite 2006 Conference

Michael Cremo will kick off "A Weekend of Anomalous Phenomena" at the
Fortnite 2006 Fortean Conference in Baltimore March 25 - 26

Futuretalk Radio Interview on Saturday, March 4

Zoh Hieronimus interviews Michael Cremo on Futuretalk Radio Saturday,
March 4, 2006. More info at


I just recently finished my friend Joshua Greene's spiritual biography of George
Harrison, titled Here Comes the Sun. It's a fantastic and inspiring read. What,
you may ask, has George Harrision got to do with forbidden archeology? Strange
as it may seem, there is some connection between George Harrison and my
forbidden archeology work. Back in the early 1970s, my sister gave me as a birthday
present one of George's albums, which had some of his Krishna-influenced songs.
George's involvement with Krishna consciousness is one of the things that
influenced me to continue my own spiritual journey along that same path. In the
course of my spiritual journey, I began studying the ancient Sanskrit writings of
India. And it was in them that I found accounts of human histories going back
much further in time that today's scientists think possible. I wondered if there was
any physical evidence to support this, and that was the beginning of my forbidden
archeology work. George wrote an endorsement for Divine Nature: A Spiritual
Perspective on the Environmental Crisis,
a book that I wrote with Mukunda
Goswami, who was a friend of George. Once we did some of the conceptualizing
for writing projects at George's house on Hamilton Island off the coast of Australia.
Later Mukunda Goswami gave George a copy of my book The Hidden History of
the Human Race.
I never got the chance to meet George personally, but I do feel
a connection, and felt the connection renewed when I read Here Comes the Sun.

Michael A. Cremo

Editor's note: Here Comes the Sun is for sale on along with many
FREE valuable downloadable gifts when purchased during Feb. 23-24, 2006.  
Please visit: for full details.
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Michael Cremo's article in New Archaeology Review at
Atlantis: The Lost Continent Finally Found
Here Comes the Sun website

FORUM: Comrades in the Evolution Revolution

Letters to

Dear Mr. Cremo,

I bought and read Forbidden Archeology several years ago after
listening to an interview concerning the book on late night radio.
It is fortunate that I had the exposure and background information
provided in your work. Otherwise I may have discounted as
insignificant a fairly large rock with an apparent (at least to my
eye and everyone else who has seen it) human footprint which
must be quite ancient. This large and irregular stone is somewhat
triangular in shape of about 2 feet by 2 feet by a foot thick. I
personally dug this rock out of the ground about nine years ago--
it was in the way when I was hand digging a water line trench to a
depth of 24 inches. The rock had about 12 to 15 inches of overburden
above. I thought nothing of the rock at the time except that it was in
my way and I had to do alot of digging to get the thing out. I rolled
the rock about 50 yards from where it was dug up and it still sits
there at this time. Fortunately the rock was left with the side up
on which the imprint exists and after years of rain and the elements
washing the mud and clay away I walked by the thing a couple of
weeks ago and by chance saw the definite and deep imprint.

It is of a modern human foot of about a size 5 or 6. The heel
indention is very smooth and about an inch deep or so. The
arch is high and the ball and great toe are deep and smooth also.
The remaining toes are not individually discernable; however, they
are imprinted as a group with a bit of rollover going over the front
of the toes in a bit of an undercut.

I sent an email inquiry to the Univ. of Tenn, Vanderbilt and Tenn.
Tech. Anthropology departments and received a tired but polite
"yeah sure" response from them with assuances that ancient
footprints in these rocks in this area is impossible, but just for
grins send me pictures. I sent several quality electronic photos
to them via email but so far have received no response at all.

This is not a hoax and imbibing strong drink is not my thing.
I am not the only one who believes after seeing this specimen
that this imprint has to be the real thing. It is ancient. I do not
think it is a carving as the UT professor suggested. I am not into
wasting time, either yours or mine. If you are interested I will
send you photos either by email or snail mail.

Incidentally, I am going to make a box for this stone and
move it to a safe location since it's location has been released.
Do your have any suggestions for what I should do with the stone?

Thank you for your time and attention.

Michael Cremo responds:

As you know from my book, Forbidden Archeology, I am not opposed to finding
human footprints in ancient layers of rock. But at the same time, I have to be
careful. Also, in this business of evidence for human antiquity, there has to
be some division of labor. I see myself not so much as a principal investigator,
but as someone who can publicize and make known the research results of
others, such as yourself.

The things that would make the print convincing as evidence for extreme human
antiquity would be the following:

Make sure that the rock is a sedimentary rock in which it is possible for a
footprint to have formed. Examples of sedimentary rock are sandstone and
limestone. These are rocks that once existed as sand or mud or clay. When
these materials were soft, it would be possible for a human foot to make a print.
And then it is possible for the print to have been preserved when the soft
materials hardened and turned into stone. You might just want to take a sample
of the rock to a geologist and ask what kind of rock it is, to find out whether it is
sedimentary or not. Probably best not to mention the footprint at first. Just
knock off a small sample of the rock and see what it is. You might find a
geologist at a local museum or college who could tell you. Or maybe a geologist
from the State or County geological survey could tell you. So that would be the
first step. If the rock is not sedimentary, there is a good possibility the print is
not a real print. If the rock is sedimentary, you could ask the geologist to give
an estimate of its probable age. By looking at it, he might be able to tell that
it belongs to a particular formation of known age. As I said, I think you can
get this basic information with a sample of the rock, without mentioning the

If it is sedimentary rock, then it would be best if there was more than one
print. A series of prints is always more convincing than a single print. But
even a single print can be good evidence, especially if you can show some
signs of "push up" around the print, where the foot squished up some mud
or dirt. Even if there is not push up, however, the print still could be genuine.
Sometimes under a microscope, one can see if the grains of sand in the
sediment have been compressed in the area of the print, as compared to
the grains in the area not in the print. Also, careful study should be able to
show signs of carving, if that is how the print was made. If no such signs
are visible, that would tend to show it was a natural print, not a carving.

So those are some suggestions how you might proceed.

It is good to document any opinions that the professors gave you. You
should keep records of the correspondence, names and dates, that
sort of thing.

Finally, yes, I would like to see pictures of the print. You can send them by

Sincerely yours,
Michael A. Cremo

Dear Mr. Cremo,

Thank you for your reply and advice with respect to
the subject stone. This entire area is sedimentary
stone - sandstone and limestone. I will have the
photos emailed to your address tomorrow. There
may very well be multiple prints. I have not excavated
the area at all with the exception of digging the narrow
trench from which the stone came.

Letter from University Professor:

Your foot print was not likely left by a human in
sediments prior to their cementation into the stone since
sedimentary rock in your area predates humans by
millions of years. However, someone may have carved a
relief of a foot print. We would be happy to look at it if
you get up to Knoxville sometime. Alternatively, send pictures
and we'll be happy to look at them.

Dear Professor ____________,

Hopefully you received and were able to download the
electronic photos taken of the aforementioned "foot
print" rock. If the photos did [not] arrive please  advise and
I will send them out via snail mail.

Again, thank you for your time and attention.


Response from Professor:

Yes, I got the images and passed them on to the
archaeologists in our department.  All of us think
these are natural impressions resulting from erosion
rather than a human footprint. It appears that this
interesting formation is in limestone. If that's the case,
sediments composing the limestone were turned
to stone many millions of years ago. Humans have
been in the Tennessee area only since about 14,000
years ago.

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