Last week I blogged a number of articles about a subject that has long fascinated me: archaeology, and more importantly, archaeological cover-ups in the name of the western dogma that mankind is a relatively recent arrival on the scene, namely, 100-150,000 years ago (or a bit more, depending on who one talks to). It fascinated me because, as I've often pointed out in my various books on ancient history and science, we're dealing with apparently conflicting datasets: modern genetics on the one hand, with its indicators of human origins 100-150,0o0 years ago, and on the other hand, two types of data that indicate much older antiquity for mankind, namely anomalous archaeological finds, and ancient texts.

Michael Cremo's The Forbidden Archaeologist is a collection of articles written for Atlantis Rising magazine, in which Cremo oftentimes reports on new evidence that has come to his attention, evidence not included in his massive catalog of archaeological anomalies written by him and co-author Richard I Thompson, Forbidden Archaeology. One of these is mentioned by Cremo in an article entitled "High-Tech Microfossils and Other News from Russia" (The Forbidden Archeologist, pp. 210-214).

There Cremo reports on meeting a Russian naval officer named Alexander Rudenko, who had been stationed at the Russian naval base at Kaliningrad, in what used to be East Prussia. It is important to note that the amber of the Baltic Sea East Prussian beaches was formed during the Oligocene era , some 25-28 million years ago. Rudenko found a piece of amber in which there were included pieces of woven fabric. Barring the explanation that somehow this particular piece of amber managed to form and include a piece of modern fabric in unheard-of time, the implications are rather provocative:

"If the fabric is of human manufacture, this would be quite amazing. According to modern scientific ideas, humans like us only came into existence between 100,000 and 150,000 years ago. And weaving supposedly came into existence about 10,000 years ago...."(p. 211)

If it were but one such find by Russian professional and amateur archaeologists, then one might be able to dismiss it. But Cremo points out that during the 1990s, the Russians found a number of OOPARTS (out of place artifacts), including "screwlike spirals of tungsten, molybdenum, and copper" which were of intelligent manufacture. The problem was, these artifacts were dated to be between 100,000 and 300,000 years old.(p. 211)

What intrigues me here is the rather obvious implication of such finds for ancient texts. The Sumerian kings' list, for example, gives a date of approximately 250,000 years ago for the arrival of "the gods" on earth. As I have speculated in a number of my books, the stories of ancient genetic engineering of mankind, if true at all, would have to be based on some sort of genetic compatibility between the "gods" and "man" to begin with. Perhaps, with such finds, we need to entertain the possibility that those ancient legends and texts should be taken more seriously. And that, indeed, is Cremo's point.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Robert Totten on August 13, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Having bought and read (The Whole Damned Thing) which was expensive and hard going, I have to say that “Forbidden Archaeology” was worth every penny and worth reading thru. It belongs in every school, university, and library—but will probably not make it to most. Most everything that ends in – ology has at least a few sore points that they don’t want to admit or discuss. Thanks to the internet, people like Cremo, Pye( Lloyd), Adams( Neal) Felix (Robert) RCH, and Dr Farrell we are seeing a lot more backstepping on many of the issues at hand. With all the instrumentation available today and the means to get the information out before it can be squashed or ridiculed to death before we hear about it. The mainstream -ologists are having to set dates further and further back as more evidence comes to light about such things as civilizations, peoples, inventions, architecture, etc. Is there a world wide conspiracy to hide the truth, is there simply pride ( I said it, it must be so!), traditionalist that resist new evidence, or are they that blind or stupid! I don’t know, but I do know that until you explain the anomalies, you haven’t learned or understood everything. As for me, I believe we have been up– and down civ wise. This is a nice planet but it is obvious that at times–and the dates that seem to keep corresponding to certain cycles, that it goes thru some rather violent upheavals and catastrophes that have destroyed many civilizations that we know about, some we suspect and some we have no clue about. The 2012 business has a lot of basis considering our best guesses at those cycles–short term and long term. As Richard C Hoagland has said (It’s a cycle,it’s a cycle, it’s a cycle…). We as a modern society have not been around long enough to see all the cycles but the ocean cores, ice cores, and tree rings should be giving us some pretty accurate handles on what to look out for and when. Personally I think there are those who know perfectly well what’s coming down the line and they don’t want to spoil the surprise for the rest of us! My Thanks to all the people that care to look and theorize and share their conclusions with the rest of us. My best suggestion is to be prepared to jump—just can’t tell you where or how high!

  2. marcos anthony toledo on October 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    We have three options Ancient astronauts,more than one Atlantis,or time travellars from the future to explain these anomalies scientists have proven to be as dogmatic as their religious counterparts they think more of preserving their theories than seeking the truth a diservice and shame.

  3. Robert Barricklow on October 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

    The one reality of the power to issue currency by the PRIVATE CENTRAL BANKS(BIS at it’s despicable head needs to be undone) need to be undone yesterday.
    Dr, Farrells’s Babylon Banksters nails it!
    Many manufactured ‘realities’ are being addressed as the internet connects the dots. Yes min/disinformation is abundant. But the critical thinking ‘muscle’ is also being ‘flexed’.
    Stayed tuned. Or perhaps, out of sync.

  4. Antoine on October 12, 2011 at 5:04 am

    This ‘ancient civilization’ sounds exciting. I posit a simpler explanation: the early attempts at time travel which were likely done in the last 60 years caused a couple of ‘Oops’ which are being excavated here and there.

  5. paul degagne on October 12, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I like Barricklow’s comment — The tangled web is coming undone.

    I sometimes wish I didn’t have this darn unbelieving imagination because if his statement is true then the “FUN” begins. Change could be much worst than we bargained for. (then again is a Veil of Tears something worth feeling nostalgic over?)

    I wonder how many times in hospital rooms doctors say, ” The Cure was successful but the patient died?” (I wish I didn’t get this kind of feeling when I read very short, condensed statements like Barricklow’s for they make one think.)

    As a constant observer of Conspiracy Theory – I have this never-ending doubt? It only seems like the “TANGLED- WEB is coming undone for it could be just another grand psychological-distraction plan of the NWO. See what I mean?

    Kind of like an INFINITE REGRESS or a micro-frame within a frame. Where is the BIG PICTURE and would I or others even know it if we saw it?

    I guess we got to trust our INSTINCTS or INTUITION.

    Barricklow —- Have you considered the Sociologist’s Idea (Zygmunt Bauman) that the Rigid or Solid Reality SOCIETY of the Past is coming undone and we’re heading or already in a “LIQUID MODERNITY.’

    I use to really believe this but all the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis speculation is twirling my head!

  6. HAL838 on October 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Well, I’ve already explained all that.

    Didn’t I ?
    Geepers, what if it’s true?

  7. DD on October 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    The old dates for human origins are scoffed at because of the dogma that we were once cavemen barely able to feed ourselves. Discoveries continue to show that man was advanced early on. No, not driving around in SUVs, but he was no dumb brute. He was building civilizations. Last Feb, Science Daily News reported the latest ( Sure, there are some who speculate and speculate some more and push man’s earliest date back as far as they can. This is unwarranted, but man didn’t show up just yesterday.

  8. Citizen Quasar on October 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Michael Cremo mentions a LOT of archaeological findings that deserve extensive examination and study yet which are pushed away and ignored, but NEVER refuted (not that I know of anyway).

    Thanks to people like Cremo, and Dr. Farrell and others, I am learning as an adult what I should have learned as a child.

    So far I am convinced that there was a planetary civilization on Earth that possessed a sophisticated technology that existed tens of thousand, if not hundreds of thousand, or even millions, of years ago.

    So far I am convinced that existing ruins pre-date what I was taught in school was the beginning of civilization, i.e. Egypt only went back 3,000 or 4,000 years and Sumer maybe 5,000 or 6,000 years (Gobleki Tepi was NOT part of my schooling) by thousand, if not tens of thousands, of years.

    Many of the ruins extant today, undersea, Bosnia, etc. may or may not have been part of the HIGH Technology global civilization but I am inclined to think not.

    Beyond these two or three observations, I have many other speculations, but I am less certain of them.

    • Citizen Quasar on October 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm


      It’s “Gobekli Tepe.” That’s a little bit of a tongue twister for me.

      Can you say:

      “Susie sat in her Chevrolet sipping her sloppy Schlitz.”

      real fast three times?

      • LSM on October 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

        I tried it- I ended up spitting my beer all over my keyboard…

  9. MQ on October 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    In reading Cremo’s book I was fascinated with the Calif gold miners finding perfect human skeleton’s in rock layers that dated in the 100 million year range. 250,000 yrs ago for the King’s list is just the most recent arrivals to the party down here…

  10. LSM on October 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Hi Dr. Farrell,

    “a subject that has long fascinated me: archaeology”- who, you?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    all kidding aside:

    “this particular piece of amber managed to form and include a piece of modern fabric in unheard-of time, the implications are rather provocative”-

    that’s an understatement- holy shit- is time really like a Mรถbius ribbon?- I just believe that we human beings cannot understand time (or lack of it) with our limited, increasingly left-brain dominated conscious mind-

    “the stories of ancient genetic engineering of mankind, if true at all, would have to be based on some sort of genetic compatibility between the โ€œgodsโ€ and โ€œmanโ€ to begin with. Perhaps, with such finds, we need to entertain the possibility that those ancient legends and texts should be taken more seriously.”-

    absolutely- thanks to genetic engineering, mankind has been preprogrammed to be a collective ‘sheeple’ and therefore lets its collective self be farmed, shepherded into adopting a hive mentality-

    keep up your tremendous work- greatly appreciated-

    warmest regards from Larry in Germany

    • HAL838 on October 12, 2011 at 4:56 am

      Time is a measure of change.

      It’s that simple. Really.

      • LSM on October 12, 2011 at 8:37 am

        a measurement perceived/decoded exclusively by our conscious minds – the subconscious mind knows no time

        • HAL838 on October 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

          The subconscious mind is not an

          It does, however, create it’s own time standard.

          • LSM on October 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

            we could discuss this subject until the cows come home…

            …and still not get anywhere-

            I just think we humans haven’t a clue about what makes us tick- our consciousness is too limited (preprogrammed genetic manipulation?- my limited conscious mind has yet to rule that possibility out) to be able to do so-

            and we could go on and on and…

          • HAL838 on October 13, 2011 at 5:31 am

            Actually we are about to exceed our “limits”
            and the changes are coming on pretty fast
            at this point.

            But then I speak from a personal ‘knowing’
            of elsewhen.

            Oops; I mean elsewhere.

            Yes I do tend toward strangeness myself.
            However I assure you that I am one of the
            Good Guys !! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Robert Barricklow on October 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

    The tangled web is coming undone.

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