Dissident intellectual Michael Cremo discussed his continuing work in forbidden archaeology - artifacts and discoveries that don't fit into the conventional timelines and theories in academic and scientific communities. He also spoke about his theory of 'Human Devolution,' and his study of Vedic scriptures. We are currently in the Vedic cosmological cycle called Kali-yuga, which incorporates both catastrophes, as well as enlightenment, he noted.
Ancient Sanskrit material refers to humans existing for millions of years, and this led Cremo to seek out physical evidence to support the idea of extreme human antiquity. Among the evidence he found were metallic grooved spheres uncovered in South African mines, that seemed to be manmade, yet were in strata that dated them back some two billion years. Cremo speculated that the spheres might have been game pieces from that era. He also cited a case in Oklahoma from the 1920s when miners went down about two miles and found a solid polished wall-- the depth suggested the wall was made some 200 million years ago, he said.
Explaining his theory of devolution, he said "we don't evolve up from matter, as scientists today now believe, but rather we devolve or come down from a position of pure consciousness." However, he thinks this process can be reversed, and that is, in fact, the real purpose of human existence-- to get past material distractions and restore one's consciousness to its original pure state.