Introducing Michael Cremo
About Forbidden Archeology
News & Media
Lectures & Papers
Museum of Forbidden Archeology
Mysterious Origins of Man
Publications & Order Info
Michael Cremo's Travel Diary
Subscribe to the FREE
Forbidden Archeology Newsflash online newsletter
with Michael Cremo
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.
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
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. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1513-8.epdf?shared_access_token=nDva9A-Ue8WnIKSmVih2wtRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PbX9moO0GWt1ZM8TlIH2lxRkagqBkfRz6sj_f_xallhLTRByO_
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:
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.
SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER: Order a copy of My Science, My Religion
and receive a FREE Bhagavad-Gita
Michael Cremo makes worldwide headlines
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
...to caustic ridicule
"Your book is pure humbug and does not deserve to be taken seriously
by anyone but a fool"
Richard Leakey, Anthropologist
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
British Journal for the History of Science, Journal of Field Archeology, Social Studies of Science, Antiquity, and others.
Review of Forbidden Archeology's Impact - November 1998
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