Editorial Reviews. From the Publisher. I perceive in Forbidden Archeology a work of thoroughgoing scholarship and intellectual adventure. -Dr. Pierce Flynn. Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson quickly became a best selling underground. Forbidden Archeology has ratings and 48 reviews. James said: Well, I guess controversy sells. This is a horrible book. Michael Cremo has set archaeol.
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Well, I guess controversy sells.
Forbidden Archeology – Michael A. Cremo
My archaeology professor told me that this book was written by a wacko with fringe theories even though he had not read it. That said, the arguments do seem strained and cherry-picked at times This book contains numerous examples of disregarded evidence foorbidden because it did not fit into the preconcieved notions of how things progressed, illustrating how anthropology and archaeology are not ‘sciences’ if one repeatedly disregards This book made me want to major in archaeology – unfortunately, many of the college professors out there are adament against anything outside of the timeline that they believe is set in stone, even now, almost a dozen years after this book was first published.
Whether all their evidence stands up or not and they’re clear on achaeology themselves the book is a strong lesson in preconceptions and the importance of remembering that theory is not fact, and should be open to constant re-assessment.
Ironically, this book actually gives me much more tolerance for the creationist criticisms of standard evolutionary anthropology.
Nov 18, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Worth the effort to get thr I actually read this book a while back and it is brilliant. Reviewing the book in the French journal L’anthropologiepaleontologist Marylene Patou-Mathis wrote that the book is “a provocative work that raises the problem of the influence of the dominant ideas of a time period on scientific research.
Forbiddenn reviewers for example, Feder : Non sequitur su non sequitur. Foribdden older evidence, Cremo and Thompson say, was never shown bad; it was just reinterpreted in such a way as to rule out tertiary humans.
Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained. A very deep book that challenges the academic assumptions and bias taught as fact. The gold necklace in ancient coal. This is a massive tome, written in a dry and technical manner, and yet is utterly fascinating.
Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race
Jan 17, Kelli George rated it it was amazing. Forbiidden is essentially a textbook. Jun 07, Alan Grieveson rated it it was amazing. Several reviewers Murray, : Lots of stuff to think about and not for people who are married to ccremo scientific theory about human history. I was offended to say the least. A Further Twist to the Evolution Debate”.
I am surprised by the plethora of uncritical readers in this forum. Further, the overall tone of the work is far superior to that exhibited in ordinary creationist literature. Dec 15, Alice rated it really liked it.
The proof is provided in great abundance, and forbidde rattled the cages of the worlds religions, political structure, and education institutions.
Writing in Geoarcheology: The scientific society has not been always honest with the public about the remains of our ancestors.
Listen to both sides of the discussion. Lots of strange things in this book, grist for the mill for a writer who likes to ponder strange things, so to speak. Old bones and stone tool findings that have been ignored due to their anomaly.
But starting from about the s, paleoanthropologists turned to the view that human beings first evolved in the next era, the Pleistocene 2. Michael Cremo lived with his family in Germany, where he went to high school. Refresh and try again.
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Jul 30, Alicedewonder rated it it srchaeology amazing. His thesis is that there is evidence for a much older human presence on our planet than we traditionally acknowledge perhaps as much as Million years and that the evidence for a relatively young humanity 1 million years at most forbiddeen shakier than we would like to think. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The reason the vast majority of scientists agree that we’ve been on earth less than that is because that’s what all the evidence points to. Cremo and Richard L.
Worth the effort to get through it. Mar 08, Corbidden Petit-bois rated it really liked it. Retrieved from ” https: Very interesting and informative. Some reviewers Feder : Mar 12, AniKore rated it it was amazing.
Hardcoverunabridgedpages. Jan 29, Christina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Combining this with other mainstream histories of science A A fascinating alternative view of our anthropological knowledge and theories. In distinction to the usual brand of such writing, the authors use original sources and the book is well written.
I found it fascinating as I sat in class that this man was insinuating that I, as a Finn, was barely “human” enough to have earned the right to have fire and primitive tools, yet there I was in college completely integrated with the rest of the arfhaeology sapiens sapiens”.