1. “There should be reports of archaeological evidence for humans existing much further back in time than 150,000 years ago, perhaps many millions of years.” The lecture begins with this slide. On what evidence / opinions does Cremo base this statement? Provide specific examples with relevant dates, locations, etc.
2. Explain Cremo’s methodology, providing specific examples from his investigations / research.
3. According to Cremo, what is the difference between “primary” and “secondary” literature? Provide specific examples of both types of texts from the lecture.
4. Why, in Cremo’s opinion, do “secondary” texts not contain evidence for extreme human antiquity?
5. Which primary texts, according to Cremo, both past and present, offer evidence for extreme human antiquity? Is such evidence valid? Why / why not? Be specific.
6. According to Historian of Science, David Oldroyd, [Forbidden Archaeology] raises “a central problematic regarding the lack of certainty in scientific ‘truth’ claims…” What does he mean by this? Give examples from Cremo’s lecture. Do you agree with Oldroyd? Why / why not?
7. What was the response when geologist Virginia Steen-McIntyre self-published her team’s findings regarding the dating of an archaeological site near Pueblo, Mexico? Why, according to Cremo, was this the response Steen-McIntyre’s team received?
8. How many years ago, according to Cremo’s research, can the presence of “anatomically modern” human beings in Europe be traced? On what does he base this opinion? What did archaeologist Jacques Boucher de Perthes find in Abbeville, France? How did Boucher de Perthes ‘s critics explain his find? What did Boucher de Perthes later find that seemed to refute their critique?
9. What is the Pre-ensanadan formation? What was found there? How does this contribute to Cremo’s theory of Forbidden Archaeology?
10. Explain Hans Reck’s finding at the Olduvai Gorge. Answer the “reporter’s questions: who, what, when, where, how, why? How does this finding conflict with later discoveries / theories regarding the origins of our species? Who is Reiner Protsch and how did he contribute to the controversy surround Reck’s find at Olduvai. Should Protsch’s findings be discredited?
11. Explain the significance of “the fossil human jaw from Suffolk”. When and where was it found? Be very specific. Who reported on this discovery? Where? What were his findings?
12. In 1979, Mary Leaky, one of the most well-respected and highly regarded anthropologists in the academic community made a discovery at Laetoli, Tanzania. What did she find? Answer the “Reporter’s Questions”: who, what, when, where, how, why? What was her explanation? Is this explanation supported in the fossil record?
13. What did Italian geologist Giuseppe Ragazzoni discover in Castenedolo, Italy? How does this discovery support Cremo’s theory on Forbidden Archaeology? According to Ragazzoni’s findings, how old is the sample? How did Ragazzoni’s critics explain his findings? How did Ragazzoni defend his data?
14. The California Gold Mine discoveries: What was discovered at Table Mountain in Tuolumne County? In what year? By whom? To what period did these findings belong? What natural corroborating evidence asserts the age of the artifacts? How does Cremo tie the process of “knowledge filtration” to Dr. Whitney’s findings regarding the artifacts? How was the FCC involved?
15. Explain Cremo’s stance regarding the coexistence of anatomically modern humans and so-called ape men. From where does he derive his beliefs? How do these beliefs contradict the view of the academic mainstream / Darwinists?
16. According to Cremo what is the primary difference between the Vedic perspective and the “modern” scientific perspective? Are these sides mutually exclusive? Explain.
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