Author: Peter Coutros

How Volcanoes Destroy and Nurture Societies

Peter Coutros , May 31st, 2018

The explosion must have been deafening. Clouds of black and gray likely erased the horizon as the earth and sky thundered violently. As smoldering debris rained down on…


When Did Horses Transform Mongolians’ Way of Life?

Peter Coutros , January 24th, 2018

Genghis Khan is one of history’s most successful, and most vilified, military commanders. Under his leadership, the once divided nomadic tribes of the Eurasian steppe together conquered an…


Digging Into the Myth of Timbuktu

Peter Coutros , October 31st, 2017

Sometime around 1 o’clock in the afternoon on April 19, 1828, René Caillié emerged from the dark hull of the slave ship that he had boarded weeks before….