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          Robert M. Schoch is well-known for his research on the Great Sphinx as well as his studies of the underwater structure off the coast of Yonaguni Island, Japan.  Currently a tenured faculty member at Boston University's College of General Studies, Schoch completed his graduate work at Yale University, earning a Ph.D. (1983) in geology and geophysics.

          Since 1990 Robert Schoch has been researching the age of the Great Sphinx, in conjunction with John Anthony West, and based on his geological studies, he has determined that the Sphinx's origins go back to pre-dynastic times.  Schoch discusses the Sphinx and other topics in his book Voices of the Rocks .   (Order from or directly from the author)

          Dr. Schoch has also published two new books, "Voyages of the Pyramid Builders:  The True Origins of the Pyramids from Lost Egypt to Ancient America" (Tarcher/Putnam, 2003) and "Pyramid Quest:  Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2005), both available from and other retailers.  (Go to and search under the titles.)

          Schoch has lectured widely on paleontology, stratigraphy, and the age of the Great Sphinx.  He is the author of numerous papers, reviews, abstracts, and several books besides the two mentioned above (including the textbook Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions).  In recognition of Schoch's paleontological contributions, in 1993 the new genus Schochia, an extinct group of fossil mammals, was named in his honor.

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