Delegate to the International Obsidian Conference (IOC)

Kyle P. Freund, Principal Investigator, Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Nevada, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kyle Freund (Ph.D. McMaster University) is a Principal Investigator at Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. whose specializations include lithic analysis, obsidian sourcing via XRF spectrometry, GIS and spatial statistics, and field survey. Prior to joining Far Western, Kyle served as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, FL. He has been involved in a diverse range of field projects throughout Italy, Greece, Turkey, Canada, and the United States, although his primary research centers on how obsidian sourcing studies can be used to address questions of broad archaeological significance. This includes focusing on the role of obsidian exchange and gift-giving practices in structuring early farming societies of the Mediterranean as well as identifying long-term mobility patterns of hunter-gatherers in the U.S. Great Basin.