Searching for the truth with The Forbidden Archeologist
The Atlantis Rising magazine columns of Drutakarma das (Michael A. Cremo).
"Challenging the dominant views of human origins and antiquity."
--Journal of Field Archaeology
In the year 2001, at the invitation of editor Doug Kenyon, Cremo began writing a regular column, titled "The Forbidden Archeologist," for Atlantis Rising magazine. This book is the collections of those columns from then until 2009.
The main topic is archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity. Today, most scientist believe that human beings like us first appeared on earth between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago. But the ancient Sanskrit writings of India, and the writings of other ancient wisdom traditions, tell us that humans like us have existed for many millions of years, going back to the very beginnings of life on earth.
Therefore, many of Cremo's columns are about this evidence. They also record his experiences in presenting this evidence at major international scientific conferences, such as the meetings of the World Archeological Congress, the European Association of Archeologists, and the International Congress for History of Science.
The evidence that Cremo writes about, especially the archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity, is not very well known in mainstream scientific circles or among the general public, because of a process of knowledge filtration. Evidence that supports the mainstream theories of human origin and antiquity passes through this filter very easily.
Therefore students will read about it in their textbooks, people will hear scientists talking about it on television, and if they go to the local museum, they will see it on display. But evidence that radically contradicts the mainstream theories is filtered out, so we do not hear very much about it. In this book, Cremo explores this knowledge filtration process.
Michael A. Cremo is a research associate of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, specializing in the history and philosophy of science. He is a member of the World Archeological Congress and the European Association of Archeologists, and is an expert on archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity.