Gyles Iannone is a Professor in the Anthropology Department at Trent University. His degrees were earned at Simon Fraser University (B.A.), Trent University (M.A.), and University College London (Ph.D.). An anthropological archaeologist, Professor Iannone's main areas of interest include: The Archaeology of Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Human Impact on Ancient Environments, and Collapse; Resilience Theory; Settlement Archaeology; Early Tropical State Formations; Mesoamerica (especially Maya); South and Southeast Asia (especially Myanmar and Cambodia).
He conducted archaeological excavations in Belize for 24 field seasons (1991-2013) and held two consecutive Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants for his examination of the rise and fall of the ancient Maya city-state of “Minanha.”
Professor Iannone is currently the Director of the Socio-ecological Entanglement in Tropical Societies (SETS) project, and the Integrated Socio-Ecological History of Residential Patterning, Agricultural Practices, and Water Management at the “Classical” Burmese (Bama) Capital of Bagan, Myanmar (11th To 14th Century CE) Project (IRAW@Bagan). He is also a member of the Integrated History and future Of People on Earth (IHOPE) research team. Professor Iannone’s selected publications include: Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings (2016; with Brett Houk and Sonja Schwake, University Press of Florida), and The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Context: Case Studies in Resilience and Vulnerability (2014; University Press of Colorado).