Kyle Riordan

Picture of Kyle RiordanKyle Riordan is a M.A. student in the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University. His master’s thesis research is based in geoarchaeological approaches that include geomorphology and geochemistry. His thesis fieldwork was conducted on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji, where he is interested in questions about landscape change/modification, early agriculture, and the archaeological contexts of caves within the Sigatoka river valley. Apart from his M.A. thesis, he was added to the ASOM project team in August 2017 as a lab investigator of phytolith remains in Oman. For this project, he is currently working with soil samples collected from termite mounds, monuments, and habitation sites in Dhofar and is interested in the potential they serve for understanding climatic proxies.