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The Hidden History of the Human Race

by Michael Cremo

The Condensed Edition of Forbidden Archeology by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson

Major Scientific Cover-up exposed:

Hidden History is a detective novel as much as a scholarly tour de force. But the murderer is not the butler. Neither is the victim a rich old man with many heirs. The victim is man himself, and the role of the assasin is played by numerous scientists. —Dr. Mikael Rothstein, Politiken Newspaper, Denmark

ISBN:

0-89213-325-2

Pages

352

Illustrations:

5 tables, 70 illustrations, bibliography

Reviewed by: W. W. Howells
To have modern human beings . . . appearing a great deal earlier, in fact at a time when even simple primates did not exist as possible ancestors, would be devastating not only to the accepted pattern. It would be devastating to the whole theory of evolution.
—W. W. Howells, Physical Anthropologist
Reviewed by: Marylene Patou-Mathis
M. Cremo and R. Thompson have willfully written a provocative work that raises the problem of the influence of the dominant ideas of a time period on scientific research. These ideas can compel the researchers to orient their analyses according to the conceptions that are permitted by the scientific community. . . . The documentary richness of this work . . . is not to be ignored.
—Marylene Patou-Mathis, in L’Anthropologie
Reviewed by: Kenneth L. Feder
While decidedly antievolutionary in perspective, this work is not the ordinary variety of antievolutionism in form, content, or style. In distinction to the usual brand of such writing, the authors use original sources and the book is well written. Further, the overall tone of the work is far superior to that exhibited in ordinary creationist literature. . . .
—Kenneth L. Feder, in Geoarchaeology
Reviewed by: Jo Wodak and David Oldroyd
It must be acknowledged that Forbidden Archeology brings to attention many interesting issues that have not received much consideration from historians; and the authors’ detailed examination of the early literature is certainly stimulating and raises questions of considerable interest, both historically and from the perspective of practitioners of sociology of scientific knowledge.
—Jo Wodak and David Oldroyd, in Social Studies of Science
Reviewed by: David Heppell
A very comprehensive and scholarly compilation and appraisal of the available information on this subject. Whether one accepts the evidence presented or not, it certainly looks as if there will no longer be any excuse for ignoring it.
—David Heppell, Department of Natural History
Royal Museum of Scotland
Reviewed by: Journal of Field Archaeology
Michael Cremo, a research associate in history and philosophy of science, and Richard Thompson, a mathematician, challenge the dominant views of human origins and antiquity. This volume combines a vast amount of both accepted and controversial evidence from the archaeological record with sociological, philosophical, and historical critiques of the scientific method to challenge existing views and expose the suppression of information concerning history and human origins.
—Journal of Field Archaeology
Reviewed by: Gene C. Sager
I view this book as a challenging and encouraging piece of work. I believe the authors reveal the interdisciplinary nature of the inquiry into the history of the human race. To solve the issues it raises, we need the integrated efforts of archaeologists, historians, sociologists, philosophers, scholars of religion, and others. Many of us, scholars who inquire into those issues, develop severe cases of hardening of the categories. Hidden History reminds us that we oversimplify or forget the conceptual complexity that lies behind terms like ‘fact’ or ‘datum.’
—Gene C. Sager, Professor of Philosophy, Palomar College, California
Reviewed by: Lori Erbs
Written for the nonspecialist and specialist alike, it is bound to become a landmark in the literature on human evolution. Scrupulously researched . . . it is expertly crafted in a flowing style that invites readers onward in their exploration of ‘the hidden history of the human race.’
—Lori Erbs, Biological Librarian, U.S. Forestry Service
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed by: Thomas A. Dorman
I recently finished reading the book and would like to congratulate you and thank you for writing it. . . . I am particularly grateful to you for bringing out the misinformation which comes across from the establishment.
—Thomas A. Dorman, M.D., Member Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Reviewed by: Dr. Pierce Flynn
A work of thoroughgoing scholarship and intellectual adventure. It ascends and descends into the realms of the human construction of scientific ‘fact’ and theory: postmodern territories that historians, philosophers, and sociologists of scientific knowledge are investigating with increasing frequency . . . With exacting research into the history of paleoanthropological discovery, Cremo and Thompson zoom in on the epistemological crisis of the human fossil record, the process of disciplinary suppression, and the situated scientific handling of ‘anomalous evidence’ to build persuasive theory and local institutions of knowledge and power.
—Dr. Pierce Flynn, Sociologist, California State University, San Marcos
Reviewed by: Dr. Jean Burns
This is a careful piece of scholarship about a fascinating subject, and I am confident that it will become a classic, in print for many years.
—Dr. Jean Burns, Physicist
Reviewed by: Dr. K. N. Prasad
I find the entire gamut of human origins and prehistory has been brought out in one single comprehensive volume, a task few people can achieve. I congratulate you for writing this excellent reference book, which will act as a catalyst for further research on a subject of immense interest, not only to scholars and students but also laymen.
—Dr. K. N. Prasad, Former Director of the Geological Survey of India
And former President of the Archeological Society of India
Reviewed by: Ron C. Calais
I have recently completed reading a copy of Michael Cremo & Richard Thompson’s fascinating book, and found it to be comprehensive and above all, intellectually stimulating. Their in-depth research efforts are impressive. Having conducted nearly 30 years of intensive research work on this very subject myself, I can say without hesitation that this encyclopedic collection of ‘misfit’ anthropologic discoveries is about the most convincing I have ever digested.
—Ron C. Calais, Archivist of Evidence for Human Antiquity
Reviewed by: Walter J. Langbein
If we imagine the history of humanity as a giant museum, containing all knowledge on this topic, then we shall find that several of the rooms of this museum have been locked. Scientists have locked away the facts that contradict the generally accepted picture of history. Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson have, however, opened many of the locked doors and allowed laymen as well as scientists to see inside. Even scientists have been influenced, and rightly so. The Hidden History of the Human Race compels the world of science to enter new territories and calls into question many revered theories about humanity and human history.
—Walter J. Langbein, PARA magazine, Austria
Reviewed by: Steve Moore
Cremo and Thompson have launched a startling attack on our whole picture of human origins and the way that we’ve arrived at that picture; not only is the evidence impugned, but also the scientific method of handling it . . . It might be thought that detailed material on anomalously dated flint tools, broken bones, and fragmentary skeletons might not make the most absorbing reading, but by providing the human controversies as well, the authors tell a gripping story.
—Steve Moore, Fortean Times
Reviewed by: Jean Hunt
A teeth-rattling new hypothesis has been proposed in The Hidden History of the Human Race . . . what you have done is to prove the case by giving ‘chapter and verse’; the rest of us—those who have tried to use the scientific method with existing archeological reports—knew what had been happening, but none of us had proved it on the massive scale that you have.
—Jean Hunt, President, Louisiana Mounds Society
Reviewed by: Col. W.R. Anderson
A new book penetrates the murky establishment tunnel. Primarily it explains and denounces the vicious efforts of the academic establishment to protect its outmoded status quo. It exposes the outrageous methods— and intense efforts to bury (literally and figuratively) evidence. . . . fascinating, though depressing tales of academic misdeed.
— Col. W.R. Anderson, President, Leif Ericson Society
Reviewed by: John H. Davidson
Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson are to be congratulated on spending eight years producing the only definitive, precise, exhaustive and complete record of practically all the fossil finds of man, regardless of whether they fit the established scientific theories or not. To say that the research is painstaking is a wild understatement. No other book of this magnitude and caliber exists. It should be compulsory reading for every first year biology, archeology, and anthropology student—and many others too! The book is entertaining and scholarly—a rare combination. . . . This book deserves to provoke discussion and controversy. It should not be swept aside or ignored.
—John H. Davidson, in International Journal of Alternative
And Complementary Medicine
Reviewed by: Dr. Virginia Steen-McIntyre
What an eye-opener! I didn’t realize how many sites and how much data are out there that don’t fit modern concepts of human evolution. . . . I predict the book will become an underground classic.
—Dr. Virginia Steen-McIntyre, Geologist
Reviewed by: Diane C. Donovan
A weighty, eye-opening exposé of scientific cover-ups . . . documents the real evidence about human origins, with a researcher and scientist joining forces to examine how inherent prejudice has affected the research establishing evolution. The authors gather a wealth of arguments and facts to help readers rethink human origins and history: they probe the key moments of archaeological discovery and how these finds were regarded. Over eight years of researching results in a controversial challenge in conventional thinking, making for an impressive, scholarly work.
—Diane C. Donovan, The Midwest Book Review
Reviewed by: Dr. Siegfried Scherer
If it stimulates professional reinvestigation of reports not fitting the current paradigm on human evolution, this book will have contributed to the advancement of knowledge of the history of mankind.
—Dr. Siegfried Scherer, Biologist, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Reviewed by: Dr. Phillip E. Johnson
A remarkably complete review of all the evidence concerning human origins, including the evidence that has been ignored because it does not fit the dominant paradigm.
—Dr. Phillip E. Johnson, University of California at Berkeley
Author of Darwin on Trial
Reviewed by: Dr. Mikael Rothstein
The book is a detective novel as much as a scholarly tour de force. But the murderer is not the butler. Neither is the victim a rich old man with many heirs. The victim is Man himself, and the role of the assassin is played by numerous scientists. The book takes the case to court, and asks the reader to judge for himself.
—Dr. Mikael Rothstein, University of Copenhagen, Denmark