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

June 12, 2000

Welcome to the premier issue of Forbidden Archeology Newsflash!  Along with updates on Michael Cremo's
Forbidden Archeology research, media outreach, and feedback, we welcome your contributions to facilitate
critical thinking and networking amidst our diverse community of  Forbidden Archeology compatriots. –Lori
Erbs, Newsflash Editor.


Michael Cremo Lectures at Royal Institution in London

The prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain hosted Michael A. Cremo for a Public Lecture on Forbidden
Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race Wednesday evening, May 3, 2000 in London. Speaking
before an audience of 400 members of the Royal Institution and members of the public sector, he presented
evidence from Vedic and scientific literature suggesting that human civilizations have existed on this planet for
millions of years in the course of cyclical time.

Following his lecture was an article in one of UK’s national dailies, The Independent

Visit the Forbidden Archeology website at for a complete story.

Bangalore School Adopts Forbidden Archeology as High School Textbook

May 2000 A high school in Bangalore, India has selected Forbidden Archeology as a text for its academic


Oldest human fossils outside of Africa found in southwest Asia

May 11, 2000 In a surprising twist to the story of early human history, scientists have discovered the oldest
human fossils known outside of Africa.  An international research team is reporting the work in Friday's issue of
the journal Science. Last summer, the researchers unearthed a pair of 1.7-million-year-old human skulls from
beneath a medieval church in the Republic of Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union.  The fossils are, by far,
the oldest human remains found anywhere other than Africa, the cradle of humanity.

[See complete article by Alexandra Witze in the Dallas Morning News, May 11, 2000]

Michael Cremo comments: This is an example of deceptive reporting. The fossils were not those of
anatomically modern humans, technically called Homo sapiens sapiens. Indeed, they were not the fossils of
any kind of Homo sapiens, not even the most primitive. The fossils were from an African species that the
discoverers have called Homo ergaster. This species is considered by many archeologists to be part of the
species Homo erectus, which is thought to have arisen in Africa between 1.8 and 1.9 million years ago. Most
archeologists believed that Homo sapiens evolved from Homo erectus between 200,000 and 100,000 years
ago. The oldest anatomically modern human fossils currently accepted by orthodox scientists are about
100,000 years old, and come from the Border Cave site in South Africa. Calling the Georgian fossils human is
thus incorrect. This deceptive use of language is sometimes employed by archeologists who wish to
emphasize their theory that humans of our type evolved from Homo erectus. Because we supposedly evolved
from Homo erectus, they think it proper to call Homo erectus human, in the sense of being a human ancestor.
But, as Richard Thompson and I have demonstrated in Forbidden Archeology, there is abundant evidence from
all over the world that humans like ourselves were present millions of years before the new Georgian finds, what
to speak of the Border Cave finds.

Survey Finds Support Is Strong For Teaching Creationism along with Darwinism

March 11, 2000 An overwhelming majority of Americans think that creationism should be taught along with
Darwin’s theory of evolution in the public schools, according to a new national survey.
The survey’s results were released yesterday by the People for the American Way Foundation, the liberal civic
rights group that commissioned the poll, which was conducted by DYG Inc., the polling and research firm in
Danbury, Conn. The survey involved extensive interviews with 1,500 people drawn representatively from all
segments of society across the country.

[for full article see The New York Times, March 11, 2000, pp. A1. A12 “Survey Finds Support Is Strong For
Teaching 2 Origin Theories” by James Glanz]

Blast from the Past?

Rajasthan, India Scientists have unearthed an ancient city where evidence shows an atomic blast dating back
thousands of years, from 8,000 to 12,000 years, destroyed most of the buildings and probably a half-million
people. One researcher estimates that the nuclear bomb used was about the size of the ones dropped on
Japan in 1945. Historian Kisari Mohan Ganguli says that Indian sacred writings are full of such descriptions,
which sound like an atomic blast as experienced in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He says references mention
fighting sky chariots and final weapons. An ancient battle is described in the Drona Parva, a section of the

[see ANCIENT CITY FOUND, IRRADIATED FROM ATOMIC BLAST World Island Review, January 1992 for full
story - ]

NOTE: The complete story is a bit short on details on this atomic blast.  If anyone has more information on this,
please pass it along.

DNA Testing Commences on Kennewick Man

Seattle, WA, April 26, 2000 The latest, and perhaps most tedious, stage in the ongoing scientific analysis of the
9,000-year-old, Native American skeleton known as Kennewick Man got under way yesterday at Seattle's
Burke Memorial Washington State Museum. The primary goal is to determine if DNA testing can be done on
the bones to determine if they are linked to any modern tribes.

But are not these the same bones that scientists were refused access to in 1996 by the federal government,
which claimed them on behalf of local tribes opposed to scientific study of the remains? The scientists that sued
for access to the bones have not yet been allowed to do any analysis.

It is the scientists appointed by the federal government doing the studying, and neither the tribes nor the
scientists who filed suit are very happy about it.

[See Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 26, 2000 article by Tom Paulson, page B2 for full story]

Coso artifact

Some researchers claim it is a 500,000-year-old anomaly.  Others claim that it is most likely a Champion spark
plug from the 1920’s.  Go to for
a report on this controversial find.


Tuesday, June 13, 2000 Coast – to – Coast Interview with Michael Cremo and host Mike Siegal LIVE via
telephone 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM (6-14-2000)

The Prophet’s Conference Mayaland will take place June 20-27 in Merida, Yucatan.

Now is not too early to sign up for a spiritual journey! RMC Mystical Travels & Soluna Tours presents “The
Spiritual Science of Kabbalah and Related Esoteric Teachings of Ancient India” Sept. 15-27, 2000 Israel


We are now in the middle of a fundamental shift in worldviews, of the kind that takes place very rarely in the
history of ideas. My forbidden archeology work, documenting evidence for extreme human antiquity is part of
this shift.  It is becoming obvious that we cannot explain everything that is happening in the universe, including
the question of human origins, by the actions of ordinary matter alone. We must take into account the existence
of mind and consciousness (or spirit) as irreducible features of reality, along with matter. In terms of human
origins, I believe that all the evidence shows we have not evolved up from matter, but have devolved,
or come down,  from spirit, by a process I explain in the book I am now writing, Human Devolution.

I believe that we are now in the process of renegotiating our whole picture of reality to take into account mind
and consciousness. There are many parties to this renegotiation: orthodox scientists, alternative scientists,
religionists, conspiracy theorists, ufo researchers, paranormal researchers, new agers, alternative healers, and
more. In order to be an effective participant in this renegotiation, I try to cross boundaries and maintain contact
with all the parties. That is why my schedule takes me to establishment scientific societies such as the Royal
Institution, universities, mainstream archeology conferences, alternative history conferences, religious
gatherings, ufo conferences, new age gatherings, and so on. I also believe that it is necessary for those
involved in this renegotiation of our fundamental concepts of reality to be making use of all methods of
communication, which is why in my own efforts I am making use of public lectures in all forums, the web, email,
printed books, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and (soon, hopefully) cinema. I have produced a
script for a dramatic feature film based on the forbidden archeology concept, so if you are in the film making
business, or know someone who is, please contact me.

Michael A. Cremo update

*Check out the new Museum of Forbidden Archeology exhibit: Anomalous Skeletons
*New! A Vedic Conception of Time based on the paper presented by Michael Cremo at the World
Archeological Congress
*Michael Cremo’s Travel Diary
*Plus lots of new links at:

FORUM: Comrades in the Evolution Revolution

Letters to

Question: I've read a good portion of your book. Am I correct that you feel that creatures like Homo erectus,
Homo habilus, etc. have no relationship whatsoever to Homo sapiens?  Homo erectus is clearly different from
the ape (or gibbon), but has many similarities.  Would you conclude that at least Homo erectus evolved from
that source?

As far as Homo sapien, are you stating that they are a special creation with no precursor?

Many thanks.

Answer: Dear Jack,

As I mentioned in the introduction to my book, my work is inspired by the
ancient Sanskrit writings of India. Those writings mention ape men, apes
and monkeys, and humans as separate creations that have coexisted with each
other. There might have been some cases of interbreeding, but basically
they remained separate lines. I would put H. erectus and the Neanderthals
in the apeman category. Australopithecus and H. habilis appear to belong in
the ape and monkey category, to me.

Michael A. Cremo

Question: I wonder if it might be possible for you to put a few pictures of different scientific finds
that disprove the theory that man and the dinosaurs did not coexist, such as the sandal prints among the dino
prints uncovered in Texas or the gold chain discovered in a coal layer (in the
British Isles I believe). I am 18 years old and am tired of being told by my teachers that “man
evolved from a lesser lifeform and in doing so existed after the dinosaur.”  If you could show some pictures I
would be most thankful.


Answer: Dear Leuico, please see the following websites:

Paluxy Dinosaur Tracks
Dino Pursuit
The Burdick Print of fossilized human footprint

Regarding the gold chain discovered in a coal layer in Morrisonville, Illinois, check out the "Times Past"
website. There are no pictures, but there are a lot of interesting cases of anomalous metallic objects
discovered in ancient strata. We are not aware of any existing pictures of the gold chain found in the lump of

Thanks for your interest, and please stay in touch.
Lori Erbs, Webmaster for

Question: I really wish that you would use television or movies.... something besides books.
I hardly know anyone that reads books!!! As sad as that may be, it's the truth. Everyone watches tv, and
today's public learns from tv.  They learn their biases, their fashions, their
SCIENCE; everything!!!


Answer: Dear Michael,

I agree totally. Actually, my philosophy is to be everywhere. On tv, radio,
internet, books, lectures, etc., because these days people get their
information from everywhere and anywhere. The more places you are the
better. I have been on some tv, and at the moment I am in negotiations with
a production company that wants to do a full length documentary on my work,
along the lines that you have described. So we shall see what happens.
Also, I have developed a screenplay for a dramatic feature film based on
the forbidden archeology concept, and it is being shopped around to
producers in the US and Europe. If you have any contacts in the film
industry, let me know. Thanks for your interest.

Sincerely yours,
Michael A. Cremo

Question: (Sept. 6, 1999) About a week or two ago I was watching Discovery News about the
Napoleon Fleet when a news flash came on about the discovery of a 50 (or 15) million yr old
human skeleton found in Africa. It was a very short news brief and I didn’t catch the whole thing.
Since then I have been trying to find further details in regards to this. I tried Discovery News website, nothing
there. Do you know anything about this? We read your book Forbidden Archeology & thought if anyone would
know about this, you would.  Thanks for your input on this.

Dawn Jerry

Answer: Dear Dawn Jerry,

We have searched but not found any reports like the one you described.  Has anybody else
heard about this?

Lori Erbs
Webmaster for


Dear Michael Cremo,
I am reading your book “Forbidden Archeology” and in this connection I have some message that might interest
you.  A few years ago I found in my coal bucket a metallic artefact, that caught my attention.  It is an iron (reddish
oxide hue at the surface and quite heavy for its size, much heavier than stone or coal) splinter of some roundish
structure like a gun barrel or a cylinder.  It’s more or less the size of a fist.

It looks extremely old, as if it was in the coal layer right from its formation. If so, it might have something like
250-350 million years. That seems to be so much probable, that there are distinct (yellow) sulphur-like deposits
grown into it. (Sulphur formation is not a recent phenomenon, is it?)  There are some rusty growths at its edges,
as if there has been some long conversion and formation of iron-based compounds in interaction with the
surrounding material.

I scratched off a little piece of the yellow deposit and rubbed it between my fingers – it had a distinct smell of
burned matches.  And I have just made a burning test of a small piece of it, and it didn’t burn!  (I thought it might
be sulphur, but it isn’t). After heating with a lighter its colour turned from yellow into reddish. (This might point to
the fact, that the artefact has not been subjected to fire, which could give it this old, thwarted look, with those
growths at the edges). It is definitely some sulphur compound (those deposits). What compound – I do not
know.  Maybe you might know from the above description?  I also found a very tiny piece of a white shell
(marine origin?) attached to the artefact.

I have taken today this artefact to a professional photographer and I will have the pictures by Wednesday. After
that I will scan them and send you by e-mail for your examination, if you are interested. They will be
compressed into zip format. Please let me know if you have any further questions and if you want these photos
to be sent by e-mail.

I am in the process of reading your book and after I have read it I will send you my short comments.  So far, I
have read a number of Deniken’s [von Daniken?] books on related subjects.


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