"In my opinion, Robert Schoch is the Galileo of our time."
(Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing Company & Hierophant Publishing)

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“Schoch is a true scientist, following the data wherever it leads, heedless of political pressures or worn-out paradigms. Twenty-two years ago, his redating of the Sphinx launched the New Archaeology. Forgotten Civilization distills all that has happened since into a simple conclusion: that solar activity ended the last cycle of high culture and may destroy ours in turn. Schoch is no scaremonger, no hawker of a pet theory. What we do with this knowledge is up to us, but once digested, it changes everything.”
(Joscelyn Godwin, Ph.D., senior faculty member at Colgate University)

a collection of robert schoch books

Some Books and Other Publications:

I have written and edited popular and trade books, technical books, textbooks, and anthologies. To see one of my textbooks, as well as some of my technical works, go to the Paleontology & The Environment page of this Website. I have also written forewords for various books and had my work included in anthologies, such as the DarkLore series (see below). Below are introductions to a selection of my publications.

Image of the book cover of Forgotten Civilization

Forgotten Civilization:

Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future was published by Inner Traditions. In it I briefly recap my two decades of work on the Great Sphinx of Egypt, but more importantly I present my research centered on the magnificent Göbekli Tepe complex in Turkey, which confirms my thesis that ancient civilization goes back thousands of years earlier than mainstream historians generally care to acknowledge. Also presented is an important discovery: a reinterpretation of the mysterious rongorongo texts of Easter Island, as the glyphs connect to the work of a prominent plasma physicist. I discuss how solar outbursts and plasma discharges brought about the rapid end of the last ice age and the demise of the early civilizations of that remote period. Also presented is some spectacular cutting-edge science that sheds hopeful light on our future. The book is now available for order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as other sites!

Image of the book cover of Origins of the Sphinx

Origins of the Sphinx

Origins of the Sphinx: Celestial Guardian of Pre-Pharaonic Civilization published by Inner Traditions and co-authored with my friend and colleague Robert Bauval makes the case, based on multiple lines of evidence (including geolgical and seismic analyses, astronomical analyses, and interpretations of ancient Egyptian texts), that the origins of the Great Sphinx go back to before the end of the last ice age (that is, before circa 9700 BCE). I'm proud to add that my wife Katie designed the photo insert and co-designed the book's beautiful cover. Origins of the Sphinx is now available for order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as other sites!

the book cover of Pyramid Quest

Pyramid Quest:

The focus of Pyramid Quest is the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. I discuss the physical structure of the Great Pyramid and various theories and interpretations as to why it was built and when. Among other things, I believe that the nineteenth century British astronomer Richard Proctor may have been correct when he hypothesized that the base or lower portion of what was to become the Great Pyramid served as an astronomical observatory before the superstructure was built during Fourth Dynasty Old Kingdom times.

the book cover of Voyages of the Pyramid Builders

Voyages of the Pyramid Builders:

Voyages of the Pyramid Builders discusses pyramids around the globe, using this as an entrée to discuss the issue of transoceanic contact in ancient (pre-Columbian) times. After critically analyzing the evidence, I have come to the conclusion that there was contact across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in ancient times. In Voyages I also discuss the impacts and close flybys of comets in historic and prehistoric times that may have affected early civilizations and perhaps spurred long-range migrations. I also discuss the end of the last Ice Age, the rising sea levels at that time, and the origins of civilization. Voyages includes an appendix titled “Redating the Great Sphinx of Giza.”

the book cover of Voices of the Rocks

Voices of the Rocks:

The focus of Voices of the Rocks is stated succinctly in the subtitle: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations. In this book I discuss such topics as Plato’s Atlantis, pole shifts, the Piri Reis map, neo-catastrophism, encounters with comets, the Yonaguni underwater structure, and my work on the age of the Great Sphinx.

the book cover of The Parapsychology REvolution

The Parapsychology Revolution:

The Parapsychology Revolution is an anthology that I put together with Logan Yonavjak. We discuss the serious scientific studies of the paranormal and include selections from fourteen seminal papers, 1886 through 2007, by major figures in the field, plus 100 pages of commentary. For more about my interest in this fascinating field, go to the Parapsychology page on this Website.

the book cover of The Origin Map

The Origin Map:

The Origin Map is a groundbreaking book by Dr. Thomas G. Brophy in which he discusses his work on the Nabta Playa, southern Egypt, and the Giza Plateau. I wrote the foreword and John Anthony West wrote the afterword.

the DVD cover of The Mystery of the Sphinx

The Mystery of the Sphinx (DVD):

The Mystery of the Sphinx is a DVD version of the Emmy-winning NBC documentary that first aired in 1993. Hosted by Charlton Heston, it tells the basic story of my work on the Great Sphinx (and yes I am featured in it). Unfortuntely, the original documentary has since been re-edited and expanded with all sorts of extraneous material, some of which I am not at all happy about, and is currently being marketed by "UFO TV". It still contains the core material and is worth watching, but when you do so, please disregard the nonsense "filler" that was inserted into an otherwise great show.

the book cover of Dark Lore Volume 1

DarkLore - Volume I:

DarkLore is an anthology series edited by Greg Taylor and published by Daily Grail Publishing. So far three volumes have been published. I have an article titled “Life with the Great Sphinx: Some Personal Reflections” in Volume 1, and an article titled “The Mountain of God: Investigating an ancient site which may link Israel, Moses and Egypt” in Volume 3.

the book cover of Dark Lore Volme 1

DarkLore - Volume III:

DarkLore is an anthology series edited by Greg Taylor and published by Daily Grail Publishing. So far three volumes have been published. I have an article titled “Life with the Great Sphinx: Some Personal Reflections” in Volume 1, and an article titled “The Mountain of God: Investigating an ancient site which may link Israel, Moses and Egypt” in Volume 3.

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