Human Evolutionary Sciences (HES)

Antonio Kulian

   antonio.kuilan@rutgers.edu
   Evolutionary Anthropology
   Graduate Advisor: Craig Feibel 

Research Interests:
Geoarcheology, soils, sediments, UAV mapping, GIS,
remote sensing, terrain analysis, photogrammetry, landscape ecologies,
plants and their influence on human evolution.

Current Project: 
My thesis research identifies mineral components from Lake Turkana sediments using FTIR spectroscopy. Mineral spectral files are generated and calibrated to satellite instruments, particularly NASA's EO-1 Hyperion hyperspectral satellite,
for the objective of remote sensing corresponding minerals across the Turkana landscape. Mineral hyperspectral remote sensing data will be used for provenance analyses, understanding depositional patterns, and its implications for human evolution.

Academics: 
BS, Evolutionary Anthropology, Rutgers University, 2016.
MA, Evolutionary Anthropology, Rutgers University, expected fall 2018.

Experience: 
BLM/Oregon State geoarchaeology field school, Salmon River Canyon, Idaho.