The Columbo of Archaeology, Michael Cremo: Blockbuster Book
"The ancient wisdom traditions tell us that mankind has existed on Earth for many millions of years, says researcher Michael A. Cremo (Forbidden Archeology, 5/06; Human Devolution, (11/01). Since 2001, Cremo has been writing a regular column for Atlantis Rising magazine, and The Forbidden Archeologist is a compilation of these columns through into 2009.
"Cremo discusses the evidence for extreme human antiquity as well as his experiences in presenting his findings at international scientific meetings and at alternative science and new age conferences. He also examines the "filtration process" that keeps knowledge that conflicts with the mainstream version of human history out of the picture.
"Further, he adds to his theory of human devolution: that as beings consisting of matter, mind and consciousness, we "devolved" or came down from pure consciousness. Having a particular interest in the Vedic traditions, Cremo dispels the myth that archaeology was introduced to India by 16th-century European travelers; instead, it's a tradition that goes back thousands of years.
"He cites the example of the sunken city found in the Gulf of Cambay, northwestern India. It could be at least 9,500 years old and may revolutionize our knowledge of Indian history in line with the ancient Puranas. It's a troublesome notion for European scholars who insist that Aryan migration into India commenced around 3,500 years ago. Cremo's groundbreaking research ensures a compelling read."