Early Iron Age Greek Archaeology, Greek Colonization, Mobility, Trade, Pottery Studies, AutoCAD/GIS and Spatial Analysis
River is a PhD student in Classical Archaeology. He graduated with Honors and a B.A. in Classics (emphasis in Archaeology) from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2019. After graduating from UCSB, he completed his M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Arizona in May of 2022 with a thesis entitled "Greek Pre-Colonial Contacts: Contextualizing the Movements of the Euboeans Overseas in the Early 8th Century BCE." He joined the PhD program in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at Berkeley in the fall of 2022.
In 2018, River participated in a field school through the Apolline Project examining Roman pottery from the Suburban Baths in Pompeii, Italy. In 2022, he worked as an excavation supervisor for the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project in Arcadia, Greece.