Michael Cremo (born July 15, 1948) is an American freelance researcher who identifies himself as a Vedic creationist and an "alternative archeologist". Cremo argues that humans have lived on Earth for millions of years. His studies greatly contribute to the Ultraterrestrial Hypothesis.
In his book, Forbidden Archeology, written with Richard L. Thompson, Cremo investigates artifacts allegedly found in the Eocene auriferous gravels of Table Mountain, California. They also write about the grooved spheres from pyrophyllite mines of Ottosdal, South Africa. Cremo proposes that they might be man-made artifacts as early as 2.8 billion years old.
Cremo's central claim in Forbidden Archeology is that humans have lived on Earth for tens to hundreds of millions of years, and that the scientific establishment have suppressed the fossil evidence of extreme human antiquity.
Forbidden Archeology has attracted attention from mainstream scholars who have criticized their work.
- Internet Archive, Michael Cremo, Origins And Devolution
- Internet Archive, Interview with Michael Cremo: Human Devolution - Consciousness Evolution and The Kali Yuga
- Wikipedia, Michael Cremo