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.
|Published (Last):||19 October 2004|
|PDF File Size:||13.63 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||11.61 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Forbidden Archeology has been criticized by mainstream scholars from a variety of disciplines. Worth the effort to get through it. A fascinating alternative view of our anthropological knowledge and theories.
Before you let yourself get swept away by Michael Cremo’s tidal wave of horseshit, just do yourself a favor and see how mainstream science has forrbidden his claims.
Cremo’s book, Forbidden Archeology, has attracted attention from Hindu creationists and paranormalists, but has been criticized by many mainstream scholars for his unorthodox views on archeology.
And I haven’t even gotten to the weird parts yet. That’s the same tabloid you see in the supermarket aisle with headlines about aliens and Bat Boy. Sep 23, Dennis rated it it was ok Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
My biggest problem with this book was the deadening repetition of data and biographies that repeat themselves over and over and over again: Groves also states that their discussion of radiometric dating fails to take account of the ongoing refinement of these methods, and the resulting fact that later results are more reliable than earlier ones. Many original reports are painstakingly quoted foorbidden reproduced in some length, translated from other languages.
Trivia About Forbidden Archeol On another level the book joins others from creation science and New Age philosophy as a body of works which seek to address members of a public alienated from science, either because it has become so arcane or because it has ceased to suit some in search of meaning in their lives. This book is a classic example of both a “strawman arguement” and a “red herring”. Without a doubt this research text is whole and complete and pisses off every so called research wannabee that ever crawled the planet.
I understand why so few people, of my acquaintance, have never finished this tome It raises all kinds of questions about what humans really know about our past and what we still need to know. Views Read Edit View history. A very deep book that challenges the academic assumptions and bias taught archaeoloogy fact.
Dec 15, Alice rated it really liked it. Java Man, for instance, seems to rest on very shaky evidence. In forbieden to the usual brand of such writing, the authors use original sources and the book is well written.
There exists in the scientific community a knowledge filter that screens out unwelcome evidence. Michael Cremo has set archaeology back more than years. Honestly it’s an interesting book to read hence the forbiddne starsbut it’s complete bullshit. I know there are efforts unconnected with Cremo to definitively date all the physical evolutionary evidence we can because this lack of a common “measuring stick” is an acknowledged weakness in evolutionary anthropology.
To ask other readers questions about Forbidden Archeologyplease sign up.
Forbidden Archeology – Michael A. Cremo
Vorbidden Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I like strange books, what can I say? Whether all their evidence stands up or not and they’re clear on ambiguities 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.
Certainly it provides the historian of archaeology with a useful compendium of case studies in the history and sociology of scientific knowledge, which can be used to foster debate within archaeology about how forbodden describe the epistemology of one’s discipline. It’s a serious call for scientists to revisit this holly and sacred theory submitted in an era where knowledge of biology and biological processes was extremely limited.
Further, the overall tone of the work is far superior to that exhibited in ordinary creationist literature. Hinduism Other Archaoelogy philosophies. Jan 29, Christina rated it it was amazing Recommends fkrbidden for: Cremo’s central claim in Forbidden Archeology is that humans have lived on Earth for tens to hundreds of millions of years, and that the scientific establishment has suppressed the fossil evidence of extreme human antiquity.
Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race
A super ancient beautiful vase deep down in the strata, from a time long before the existence of homo erectus. A Further Twist to the Evolution Debate”. May 22, Graham rated it it was amazing. May 31, Gevera Bert added it. British Journal for the History of Science. Several reviewers Murray, : Scholars of the mainstream archaeological and paleoanthropological communities have described his work as pseudoscience.
Moreover, they say, although granting the book’s theory that anatomically modern humans co-existed with more primitive forms would certainly alter our current thinking about human history, it would not invalidate orthodox evolutionary theory.