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James Newhard, Ph.D.

Director, Program in Archaeology and Associate Professor of Classics

Address: Randolph Hall 308B
Phone: 843.953.5485
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Ph.D, Classical Studies    University of Cincinnati, 2003

       American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1999

M.A., Classics    University of Cincinnati, 1996

B.A., Classical Art & Archaeology    University of Missouri – Columbia, 1994

B.A., Classical Languages    University of Missouri – Columbia, 1994

       College Year in Athens, 1991

Research Interests

Landscape Archaeology, Computer Applications in Archaeology, Ancient Economies



2013     “A geoinformatic approach to the collection of archaeological survey data.” Cartography and Geographic Information Science 40: 3-17.  (with N. Levine, *A.D. Phebus,* J. Littlefield, and *S. Craft)

2010     “The Mahras Dağ Complex Landslide, Upper Göksu River Valley, Turkey,” Environmental and Engineering Geoscience. 16  (with B. Doyle, N. Levine, and J.A. Kyer)

2009      "Alahan'da (Isaurya) bir Roma Kentinin Keşfi,” Olba 17: 85-118. (with H. Elton, M. Jackson, G. Mietke, L. Özgenel, and E. Twigger)

2008    "Least-Cost Path Analysis and Interregional Interaction in the Göksu Valley, Turkey," Anatolian Studies 58: 87-102. (with N. Levine and A. Rutherford)

2007      "Appendix D:  The Chipped Stone" in G. Walberg, Midea:  The Megaron Complex and Shrine Area.  Excavations on the Lower Terraces 1994 - 1997. (Prehistory Monographs 20) Institute for Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia. pp. 483-508.

2006    "A new Late-Roman urban centre in Isauria," Journal of Roman Archaeology 19: 300-311.  (with H. Elton, M. Jackson, G. Mietke, L. Özgenel, and E. Twigger)

2001    "The Obsidian Finds" in M. Cosmopoulos, The Rural History of a Greek City-State:  Land Use and Habitation in Ancient Oropos (BAR International Series 1001). pp. 42-56.

Reviews and Commentaries

2011  review of Roger Matthews and Claudia Glatz (edd.) At Empire's Edge: Project Paphlagonia: Regional Survey in North-Central Turkey (British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monographs) London: British Instiute of Archaeology, 2009.  (American Journal of Archaeology)

2005    review of Michael Given & A. Benard Knapp (edd.)  The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project:  Social Approaches to Regional Archaeological Survey.  (Monumenta Archaeologica 21)  Los Angeles:  The Cotsen Institute of Archeology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003.  (Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.05.04)

1998    "Archaeological Commentary," in A. McBirney, Fouque's Santorini and Its Eruptions.  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.  Selected commentary throughout work. (with J.L. Davis)

Other Publications

2012     “The Avkat Archaeological Project, 2012.” Heritage Turkey 1. (with *J. Wall, *A.D. Phebus, J. Haldon, and  H. Elton)

2010   "The Avkat Archaeological Project, 2010" Anatolian Archaeology 16: 16-17. (with J. Haldon and H. Elton)

2009    “Avkat Archaeological Project, 2007-2008” Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı. 27.3: 29-51. (with J. Haldon and H. Elton)

2009    "The Avkat Archaeological Project, 2009" Anatolian Archaeology. 15 (with J. Haldon and H. Elton)

2008    "The Avkat Archaeological Project, 2007-2008 seasons" Anatolian Archaeology. 14 (with J. Haldon and H. Elton)

2002    "Phase I Cultural Resources Survey and Subsurface Testing of the Proposed Ohio River Greenway Corridor, Clark County, Indiana."  Prepared for Sasaki and Associates, Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts.  Lead Agency:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. (with C. Miller and J. Picklesimer)

2002    “Predictive Model and Ground-Truthing Survey of Prehistoric and Historic Archaeological Resources at the NASA Plum Brook Station, Perkins, Huron, Milan, and Oxford Townships, Erie County, Ohio (Task 3.2).”  Prepared for SAIC, Dublin, Ohio.  Lead Agency:  NASA. (with C. Miller and J. Pritchard)

2002    "Phase I Cultural Resource Investigations of Twelve Areas Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Bath and Beavercreek Townships, Greene County and Mad River Township, Montgomery County, Ohio."  Prepared for Gulf Engineers & Consultants, Inc.  Lead Agency:  United States Air Force. (with M. Purtill)

2001    "Phase I Cultural Resources Investigations for the Hanging Rock Lateral Pipeline Project, Lawrence and Scioto Counties, Ohio."  Prepared for ENSR International.  Lead Agency:  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  (with M. Purtill, J. Pritchard, J. Norr, and L. Ardhuser)

Professional Papers, Posters, and Workshops, 2010 - present

(student names preceded by an asterisk)

2014       “The Use of Structured Light Scanning for the Study of the Linear B Deposits from Pylos, Messenia, Greece,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, IL. (with *J. Baxley, B. Rennison, K. Pluta, and D. Nakassis)

2013       Panelist.  “What Content…Where?  The art of electing course content:  tools, permissions, analysis, and where librarians fit in.”  2013 Charleston Conference, Charleston SC.

2013       “Developing interpretative frameworks for ephemeral artifact scatters: a geoinformatic example from central Turkey,” presented at a workshop “Far from the Maddening Crowd – Interpreting the Ephemeral Evidence for Rural Life,” at the19th Meeting of European Association for Archaeologists, Plzen, Czech Republic.

2013       “Beyond the Region: the Use of Meta-GIS in the Development of Cross-Regional Syntheses,” invited paper at a workshop “Workshop zum GIS-Byzanz Projekt,” geogrgraphischen Institut in Mainz.

2013       “Avoiding the Next ‘Great Divide’: Problematizing the Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Gap,” invited paper presented at a workshop “Climate, Environment and History in Anatolia ca 200-1000 CE,” Princeton University.

2013       “Survey Technologies:  Possibilities and Limitations,” invited paper presented at the “2013 Byzantine Spring Colloquium,” Dumbarton Oaks

2013       Workshop Organizer.  “Geospatial Studies in Classical Archaeology: A Survey of Approaches and Methods,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Seattle, WA.

2012       “Increased Analytical and Visualization Capabilities in Landscape Archaeology through the Use of GIS Field Applications,” Taking Archaeology Digital: Redford Conference in Archaeology, University of Puget Sound. (with N.S. Levine)

2012       Accepted.  “Digital Humanities, the Spatial Turn, and Undergraduate Research: Transforming Undergraduate Research in the Humanities,” Council on Undergraduate Education Annual Conference, College of New Jersey.

2012       “An Integrated Approach to Identifying Byzantine Defensive Systems in North Central Anatolia,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, PA. (with *A.D. Phebus, J. Haldon, H. Elton, and N. Levine)

2011       “The Avkat Archaeological Project, 2007-2009 Seasons,” invited paper at the Symposium for Central Anatolian Archaeology, Çorum Muzesi, Çorum, Turkey. (with H. Elton, J. Haldon, and *P. Bikoulis)

2011       “Approaches to Field Survey:  The Case of the AAP,” invited paper presented at “The Avkat Archaeological Project: a workshop,” Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, Istanbul.

2011       “Analyzing Bronze Age Terrestrial and Marine Communication Routes in the Saronic Gulf and Argolid,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Antonio, TX. (with *A.D. Phebus  and N. Levine)

2010       “Exploratory Models in Archaeology,” invited paper presented at a workshop “The Manzikert Project: Simulating logistical structures within a digital environmental database,” Princeton University.

2010       “A GIS-Based Explanatory Model for the Late Roman and Byzantine Periods in the Avkat Region, Turkey,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Anaheim, California. (with *A.D. Phebus  and N. Levine)