What is Crypto-Anthropology?

What is Crypto-Anthropology?

What exactly is Crypto-Anthropology anyway? The word 'crypto' is derived from the Greek word 'Kryptos,' meaning secret or hidden, and Anthropology is the study of humankind. 

In this case, however, Crypto-Anthropology covers three separate topics: Cryptozology, Anthropology, and Crypto-Anthropology. All nicely packed together into one portmanteau. 

Cryptozology is the study of mythological creatures, such as the Lochness Monster, Fire-Breathing Dragons, and whether or not the Prehistoric Pterosaur still soars the skies today. 

Anthropology is, as mentioned earlier, the study of humankind. At Crypto-Anthropologist, our interest lies in the ancient cities that have sunken to a watery grave beneath the rolling waves, the sea-faring civilizations that sailed across the Pacific Ocean long before Columbus' or Magellan's great-great-grandfathers were born, and why there are no records of the Kingdoms that existed anywhere beyond 5,000 years ago. 

And now we get back to the original question: What is Crypto-Anthropology?

Just as cryptozology is the study of mythological creatures, Crypto-Anthropology is the study of human beings who may or may not have existed. 

Amazon Warriors - the Grecian ones as told of by the historian, Herodotus. Mythological, because up until recently, no true proof of them had ever been found. 

Orellana's Amazons, who allegedly built cities along the Amazon River in the 1400s, only to never be found again. 

Who were the unknown civilizations that made the batteries discovered in a site in Baghdad, dating 2500 BC, or the electrical conductor found in Java, Indonesia, dating over 10,000 years ago? How about the hieroglyphics and prehistoric sculptures that seem to depict astronauts and space travelers?

Who built all the Underwater Pyramids?  Had they been built at a time when the ocean was dry land, they would predate almost every structure known to man. Not to mention, predate the time period when humankind was said to be intelligent enough to build a pyramid at all. 

And of course, my very favorite: Mermaids. Why mermaids, you may ask? To put it very simply: Why not? 

According to the basics of evolution, species evolve and adapt in order to survive and thrive. Humans have managed to evolve to be the dominant species on the planet -- or so we think.

The ocean makes up over two-thirds of the Earth's surface. We are indeed the dominant species on land, but shouldn't it stand to reason that there should be an equally advanced species to dominate the seas? Sounds crazy, but if you think about it, it actually makes perfect sense. Why shouldn't there be?

They may not necessarily be mermaids, nor may they even be in humanoid form (although I like that idea better,) but there definitely should be someone down there that's capable of building a city. And who says there isn't?

Before you say that if there were such a thing, we would have proof by now, just stop and think. We may be the ultimate rulers of the land, but what do we really know about the ocean? We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what lies in the depths of our own oceans. 

We are still discovering new species of whale. If we can miss an entire species of whale, we can definitely miss a mermaid. We even recently discovered an entire mountain in the ocean that we had no idea was there. If we can miss something as big as a mountain, who's to say what else we've missed? 

All that to say, if any of the above piqued your interest, you've come to the right place. 

Take a look around, keep and open mind, and have fun! 

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