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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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October 07th 2015:'Unbound': Human Technology and Adaptation

Joining the Indy crew today is writer and anthropologist, Dr. Richard Currier, here to discuss his newest book “Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink” (2015). In his book, Dr. Currier addresses some of the more revolutionary adaptations and technologies that allowed humankind to transcend its animal origins. Dr. Currier’s analysis and conclusions force listeners and readers alike to view our everyday objects and interactions in a new light. Perhaps the confluence of seemingly unrelated and unrecognized daily behaviors and objects

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Dr. Richard Currier

Richard L. Currier received his A.B. and Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in world ethnography, culture change, human interaction, Mexico, and the Greek Islands. He conducted his PhD field research on the island of Ios in the Southern Aegean, where he studied patterns of social interaction in traditional Greek Island culture.As an instructor in anthropology at U.C. Berkeley and a professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Currier taught world ethnography, peasant societies, Mediterranean cultures, Mesoamerican and Latin American cultures, comparative religion, c
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