Updated: Jun 21, 2020
We Have Lived with Dinosaurs
In the last chapter, the earliest date of human existence was pushed back approximately 800,000 years. Whichever civilization built the Great Sphinx was advanced enough to construct a monument that has lasted nearly a million years. However, in this chapter you will read evidence that humankind has been on this planet for perhaps three hundred million years!
Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race written by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson is a meticulously researched work of 828 pages in length. The book challenges the present belief that modern humans − Homo sapiens − have existed for no more than approximately 300,000 years.
Cremo and Thompson reveal discoveries of artifacts and human remains in deep strata and coal seams made over many decades that show evidence of human existence dating back hundreds of millions of years. The evidence is quite compelling and equally as fascinating, however, I will present only a few of many discoveries presented in their book. I urge anyone wanting to know more about human existence to obtain a copy of this intriguing and thoroughly researched work and read the evidence for your selves. Discoveries that do not fit into the accepted human timeline have consistently been rejected and suppressed by modern paleoanthropological researchers and academia.
The next few pages of this book will show you some of the amazing archaeological evidence of how ancient mankind might be. Coal seams have revealed some incredible finds.
For example: “In December of 1862, the following brief but intriguing report appeared in a journal called The Geologist: ‘In Macoupin county, Illinois, the bones of a man were recently found on a coal-bed capped with two feet of slate rock, ninety feet below the surface of the earth. . . The bones, when found, were covered with a crust or coating of hard glossy matter, as black as coal itself, but when scraped away left the bones white and natural.’”
The authors contacted the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources, specifically the State Geological Survey Division, to inquire of the age of the coal seam the bones were discovered in. The response came back stating that the Pennsylvanian coal system ranges from 286 million to 320 million years old. (Cremo and Thompson, 1993, p. 454, 6.3.1).
“On June 11, 1891, The Morrisonville Times reported: ‘A curious find was brought to light by Mrs. S. W. Culp last Tuesday morning. As she was breaking a lump of coal preparatory to putting it in the scuttle, she discovered, as the lump fell apart, embedded in a circular shape a small gold chain about ten inches in length of antique and quaint workmanship. At first Mrs. Culp thought the chain had been dropped accidentally in the coal, but as she undertook to lift the chain up, the idea of its having been recently dropped was at once made fallacious, for as the lump of coal broke it separated almost in the middle, and the circular position of the chain placed the two ends near to each other, and as the lump separated, the middle of the chain became loosened while each end remained fastened to the coal. This is a study for the students of archaeology who love to puzzle their brains over the geological construction of the earth from whose ancient depth the curious is always dropping out. The lump of coal from which this chain was taken is supposed to come from the Taylorville or Pana mines [southern Illinois] and almost hushes one’s breath with mystery when it is thought for how many long ages the earth has been forming strata after strata which hid the golden links from view. The chain was an eight-carat gold and weighed eight penny-weights.’
The Illinois State Geological Survey has said the coal in which the gold chain was found is 260-320 million years old. This raises the possibility that culturally advanced human beings were present in North America during that time.” (Cremo and Thompson, 1993, pp. 805-806, A2.9).
“On January 10, 1949, Robert Nordling sent a photograph of an iron cup to Frank L. Marsh of Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Nordling wrote: ‘I visited a friend’s museum in southern Missouri. Among his curios, he had the iron cup pictured on the enclosed snapshot.’ (Rusch 1971, p. 201).”
“At the private museum, the iron cup had been displayed along with the following affidavit, made by Frank J. Kenwood in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, on November 27, 1948: ‘While I was working in the Municipal Electric Plant in Thomas, Okla. in 1912, I came upon a solid chunk of coal which was too large to use. I broke it with a sledgehammer. This iron pot fell from the center, leaving the impression or mould of the pot in the piece of coal. Jim Stall (an employee of the company) witnessed the breaking of the coal, and saw the pot fall out. I traced the source of coal, and found that it came from the Wilburton, Oklahoma, Mines.’ (Rusch 1971, p. 201). According to Robert O. Fay of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the Wilburton mine coal is about 312 million years old.” (Cremo and Thompson, 1993, pp. 806-807, A2.11).