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Hidden History of the Human Race By Michael Cremo


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n Part I of The Hidden History of the Human Race, we look closely at the vast


amount of controversial evidence that contradicts current ideas about human evolution. We


recount in detail how this evidence has been systematically suppressed, ignored, or


forgotten, even though it is qualitatively (and quantitatively) equivalent to the evidence


favoring currently accepted views on human origins. When we speak of suppression of


evidence, we are not referring to scientific conspirators carrying out a satanic plot to


deceive the public. Instead, we are talking about an ongoing social process of knowledge


filtration that appears quite innocuous but has a substantial cumulative effect. Certain


categories of evidence simply disappear from view, in our opinion unjustifiably.


This pattern of data suppression has been going on for a long time. In 1880, J. D.


Whitney, the state geologist of California, published a lengthy review of advanced stone


tools found in California gold mines. The implements, including spear points and stone


mortars and pestles, were found deep in mine shafts, underneath thick, undisturbed layers


of lava, in formations ranging from 9 million to over 55 million years old. W. H. Holmes of


the Smithsonian Institution, one of the most vocal critics of the California finds, wrote:


"Perhaps if Professor Whitney had fully appreciated the story of human evolution as it is


understood today, he would have hesitated to announce the conclusions formulated [that


humans existed in very ancient times in North America], notwithstanding the imposing


array of testimony with which he was confronted." In other words, if the facts do not agree


with the favored theory, then such facts, even an imposing array of them, must be




This supports the primary point we are trying to make in The Hidden History of the


Human Race, namely, that there exists in the scientific community a knowledge filter that


screens out unwelcome evidence. This process of knowledge filtration has been going on


for well over a century and continues to the present day.


In addition to the general process of knowledge filtration, there also appear to be


cases of more direct suppression.


In the early 1950s, Thomas E. Lee of the National Museum of Canada found


advanced stone tools in glacial deposits at Sheguiandah, on Manitoulin Island in northern


Lake Huron. Geologist John Sanford of Wayne State University argued that the oldest


Sheguiandah tools were at least 65,000 years old and might be as much as 125,000 years


old. For those adhering to standard views on North American prehistory, such ages were


unacceptable. Humans supposedly first entered North America from Siberia about 12,000


years ago.


Thomas E. Lee complained: "The site's discoverer [Lee] was hounded from his


Civil Service position into prolonged unemployment; publication outlets were cut off; the


evidence was misrepresented by several prominent authors . . .; the tons of artifacts


vanished into storage bins of the National Museum of Canada; for refusing to fire the


discoverer, the Director of the National Museum, who had proposed having a monograph


on the site published, was himself fired and driven into exile; official positions of prestige


and power were exercised in an effort to gain control over just six Sheguiandah specimens


that had not gone under cover; and the site has been turned into a tourist resort. . . .


Sheguiandah would have forced embarrassing admissions that the Brahmins did not know


everything. It would have forced the rewriting of almost every book in the business. It had


to be killed. It was killed."


In Part II of The Hidden History of the Human Race, we survey the body of


accepted evidence that is generally used to support the now-dominant ideas about human


evolution. We especially examine the status of Australopithecus. Most anthropologists say


Australopithecus was a human ancestor with an apelike head, a humanlike body, and a humanlike bipedal stance and gait.

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