Online Course:

"Technologies That 

Transformed Humanity"


This 10-day online course summarizes the theories set forth in UNBOUND. Each 5-minute lesson is delivered to your email for 10 consecutive days by Highbrow.com, which offers over 250 such courses in a wide variety of subjects. Registration is free for the first 30 days.

The Highbrow course based on UNBOUND is now available in an audio format, narrated by the author. Simply download the Listenable app from the App Store and access "Technologies That Transformed Humanity."

See description of Highbrow course.


Picture Credits


Home Page

Photo of Richard Currier by Cara L. Keith, July 2012.

Cover Art: "Prometheus Carrying Fire," by Jans Cossiers

Cover design by Anthony Morais, Arcade Publishing



Background Skyscraper


Mayan Woman from Guatemala:  

G.E. Stuart and G.S. Stuart, The Mysterious Maya.  National Geographic Society 1977, p. 116.

Ancient Greek Vase:  
Art History, February 25, 2010, "Classical Greek Pottery"  Available at: http://www.arthistoryspot.com/2010/02/classical-greek-pottery/.  Accessed 1/18/2013.


Bushman Woman:

A. Waannenburgh, P. Johnson, and A. Bannister, 

The Bushmen.  Chartwell Books, 1979, Plate 120.


French Cave Painting:  

Grotte de Chauvet. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Préfecture de la Région Rhône-Alpes.  In B. Fagan, Cro-Magnon. Bloomsbury Press 2010, Plate 2.


African Bonobo Standing: 

© Frans Lanting/www.lanting.com. Reprinted with permission.



Recent Reviews of UNBOUND


The latest review of UNBOUND appears in the May 21, 2019 ediction of TAPUYA: Latin American Science, Technology, and Society. Written by Prof. Robert Bates Graber, this review is entitled "The Human Story Well Told."


Another recent review of UNBOUND was published in January 2019 in the journal 

Human Biology Review 8(1):77-82

A PDF copy can be accessed at http://www.humanbiologyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Volume8-Number1-Article7.pdf .

"UNBOUND . . . is a thrilling book unravelling the mysteries of human evolution . . . .

“The . . . information provided in [UNBOUND] is a treasure house for the students of anthropology and the general public. Written in a lucid style . . . [and] providing fascinating insights into the realm of our evolutionary history, it is a welcome addition to the existing repository of knowledge.”

---S.P. Singh, Editor-in-Chief, Human Biology Review


Other Stuff


New Podcast Interview 

On June 13th I was the guest of Cameron Brauer, who interviewed me on  his twice-weekly podcast, “My Alien Life.” 

Cameron's background in anthropology and archaeology gave him a unique perspective as an interviewer, and his numerous challenging and relevant questions resulted in a particularly lively and fascinating discussion. 

https://myalienlifepodcast.com/episodes



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