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.