Kyle Olson


B.A. Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures (Persian), Ohio State University, 2012

Research Interests

I am interested in the culture, history, languages, and archaeological heritage of Greater Iran – a region that includes not only Iran itself, but also the southern Caucasus, parts of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. I have participated in archaeological expeditions to Hungary, Oman, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and Naxçivan (Azerbaijan).

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Dissertation Title

Models of Trade and Polity Formation in Bronze Age Northeastern Iran, CA. 3200-1600 BCE

Graduate Status