Michael A. Cremo, also known as Drutakarma dasa was born in July 15, 1948 in the United States. In 1966 he entered the School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in preparation for a career in diplomacy or one of the intelligence services. But in the turmoil of the Vietnam War era and the counterculture revolution of the 1960s, he left the university, heading for Prague to take part in the Czechoslovakian independence movement.
By the time he arrived in Europe, the Russia and the Warsaw Pact had invaded Czechoslovakia, so he headed further East, a journey that eventually led to his becoming a disciple of Krishna guru Bhaktivedanta Swami and a student of the ancient Sanskrit writings of India. It was in these writings that he encountered histories of a human presence on this planet going back millions of years.In 1984, he and Richard Thompson, inspired by their studies of the Sanskrit histories, began work on their monumental Forbidden Archaeology, which documents evidence for extreme human antiquity.