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World Premiere of The Cortez Paradox

Sedona (October 16, 2021) The Cortez Paradox, a documetary featuring Michael Cremo, premiered at the Earth Origins IV Conference in Sedona,
Arizona on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The film depicts anomalous artifacts and unique formations at the archeological site discovered by David Edwards in the Four Corners region of America. Episode One available at:

Oldest Barbed Bone Point Tool Discovered at Olduvai Gorge

Tanzania (November 11, 2020) Researchers investigating an assemblage of 52 supposed bone tools primarily from beds III and IV, Olduvai Gorge (that were excavated by Mary Leakey in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but were only partially published and were never studied in detail from a taphonomic perspective) confirms the presence of at least six bone tools, the majority of which are intentionally flaked large mammal bones. However, one of the tools is a preform of the oldest barbed bone point known. The WK East specimen pushes back the origin of barbed bone points by at least 700 kyr and implicates H. erectus as the inventor of this technology.

Source: Michael Pante, Ignacio de La Torre, Francesco Derrico, Jackson Njau, Robert Blumenschine. New bone tools from Beds II-IV, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
and implications for the origins and evolution of bone technology Journal of Human Evolution Elsevier, 2019,148, 10.1016/j.jhevol.2020.102885

Discovery of a 3.8-million-year-old hominin cranium

Ethiopia A nearly complete hominin cranium discovered at Woranso-Mille (Ethiopia) was dated at 3.8 million years and assigned to the Australopithecus anamensis genus. This specimen provides the first glimpse of the entire craniofacial morphology of the earliest known members of the genus Australopithecus.

Discovery of 400,000-year-old Hominin in Spain

Scientists reported the discovery of ancient human DNA from a femur fossil dated at approximately 400,000 years unearthed at the Sima de los Huesos excavation in Spain. Complete story at:

Michael Cremo's commentary on this story:

Over the past couple of weeks, numerous people have sent me links to articles about DNA research results from a femur discovered at the Sima de los Huesos in Spain. Most of the headlines to the articles are variations of this: "400,000-year-old human DNA poses mystery." Many people know that I believe humans like us existed further back in time than most scientists are now prepared to accept. Most scientists believe that humans like us first appeared less than 200,000 years ago. So, perhaps thinking that the reports from Spain support my ideas, people send me the links. However, we have to understand that when scientists and science reporters use the word "human" in connection with the discovery from Spain, they do not mean humans like us. They mean more primtive human ancestors or relatives of human ancestors. Most scientists attribute the 400,000-year-old bones from Sima de los Huesos to early Neandertals, or to Homo heidelbergensis, a European relative of the apeman Homo erectus. But in my book Forbidden Archeology I documented fossil evidence showing that humans like us were present in Europe at 400,000 years ago. For example, in the nineteenth century, the French archeologist Jacques Boucher des Perthes found an anatomically modern human jaw in his excavations at the Moulin Quignon site in Abbeville, in northeastern France. According to modern geologists, the formation there is about 400,000 years old. So there is evidence that humans like us were existing 400,000 years ago in Europe, but the recent evidence from Spain is not it—at least not from what we know from the current reports.

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Reactions to Forbidden Archeology
range from glowing praise...

"One of the landmark intellectual achievements of the late 20th century"
Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods caustic ridicule

"Your book is pure humbug and does not deserve to be taken seriously
by anyone but a fool"
Richard Leakey, Anthropologist

Mr. Cremo's book has certainly turned the heads of the Scientific Establishment. After NBC?s Mysterious Origins of Man television special aired in 1995, Academia exploded in protest, lobbying the FCC to ban NBC and its sponsors from the airwaves. However, it is significant that censorship attempts failed to prevent the first program of its kind from broadcasting alternative views on human evolution via a major television network.

British Journal for the History of Science, Journal of Field Archeology, Social Studies of Science, Antiquity, and others.


"Atlantis Rising"
Review of Forbidden Archeology's Impact - November 1998

"Internet Bookwatch"
Review of Forbidden Archeology's Impact- August 1998

"Public Understanding of Science"
Review of Forbidden Archeology's Impact - January 1999

Review of Forbidden Archeology's Impact - September 1999

Controversial Findings Excavated by
the Authors of Forbidden Archeology

*We did not evolve from apes

*Abundant evidence against human evolution has been ignored

*Scientists cheat on a massive scale

*Museum displays use propaganda in promoting falacious ideas to the public

*Human beings were around before the time of the dinosaurs

*Signs of civilization have been found that are millions of years old

*Textbooks are inaccurate