Solomon completed his doctoral research in the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at the University of Oxford, using plant microfossils and archaeological evidence to understand the early human colonisation of Madagascar. His research lies at the intersection of applied plant and earth sciences and archaeology, and explores past anthropogenic ecological changes using multi-proxy evidence. He has directed and conducted extensive fieldwork across Madagascar, as well as other field research projects in Kenya and Afghanistan. Prior to his doctorate he completed his B.A. and M.Phil. at the University of Oxford, and served in the U.S. Army.
Solomon has interviewed for and taught Oxford undergraduates for over four years, and also serves as Assistant Dean of St Hugh’s College. In this capacity he manages the collegiate team of Junior Deans on behalf of the Dean, and serves as a bridge between the decanal team and college administration.