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James Newhard

Chair of Classics and Director, Center for Historical Landscapes

Address: Randolph Hall 308B
Phone: 843.953.5485
E-mail: newhardj@cofc.edu
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Dr. Newhard is a landscape archaeologist with an emphasis upon integrating human and environmental histories to develop an overall understanding of the long-term interactions between humans and the physical world. He is also Director of the College's Center for Historical Landscapes.

Education

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

Ancient Mediterranean Socio-Economic Systems, Archaeological Field Methods, Informatics, Geoarchaeology


Courses Taught

Introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in Mediterranean archaeology

Independent studies in archaeoloigcal methodology and geospatial applications in archaeology

Introductory to advanced Latin


Publications

Book

2018.  Haldon, J., Elton, H., Newhard, J.M., eds. Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia: Investigating the History of Euchaita-Avkat-Beyözü and its Environment. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108557757

Articles & Book Chapters  (last 5 years)

(student names preceded by an asterisk)

2019.  “Beyond apologetics: restructuring the humanities for an ‘Age of Austerity’” North Dakota Quarterly 58: 181-199.

2018.  “Appendix 3. Assigning function to survey data using heuristic geospatial modeling.” In J. Haldon, H. Elton, and J. Newhard (eds.) Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia: Investigating the History of Euchaita-Avkat-Beyözü and its Environment. Cambridge University Press. (with *O. Adams, and N.S. Levine)

2018.  “Chapter 3. The Survey. Methods of survey, data collection and management, and artefactual patterning” In J. Haldon, H. Elton, and J. Newhard (eds.) Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia: Investigating the History of Euchaita-Avkat-Beyözü and its Environment. Cambridge University Press.

2018.  “Evaluating archaeological evidence for demographics, abandonment, and recovery in Late Antique and Byzantine Anatolia.” Human Ecology 46: 381-398 (with M. Cassis, O. Doonan, H. Elton). DOI: 10.1007/s10745-018-0003-1

2018.  “Not the End of the World? Post-Classical Decline and Recovery in Rural Anatolia.” Human Ecology 46: 305-322. (with M. Cassis, O. Doonan, W. Eastwood, H. Elton, J. Haldon, A. Izdebski, N. Roberts) DOI: 10.1007/s10745-018-9973-2  

2017.  “Euchaita,” in Ph. Niewöhner (ed.) Handbook of Byzantine Archaeology of Anatolia. From the End of Late Antiquity to the Coming of the Turks.  Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190610463 (with J. Haldon and H. Elton)

2016.  “A survey of chipped stone resources and production in the Argolid,” In P. Elephanti, P.N. Kardulias, N. Andreasen, and G. Marshall (eds.) Lithics Past and Present: Perspectives on Chipped Stone Studies in Greece (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology 144).  Pp. 141-158.

2016.  “The Chipped and Ground Stone” in M. Cosmopoulos, (ed.) The Political Geography of a Mycenaean District. The Archaeological Survey at Iklaina. (The Archaeological Society at Athens Library 306) Athens: Library of the Archaeological Society at Athens. Pp. 177-188.

2015.  “Euchaita,” in S. Steadman (ed.) Anatolian Archaeology. Cambridge Scholars Press. Pp. 332-355. (with H. Elton and J. Haldon).

2015.  “Above as Below: Application of Multiple Survey Techniques at a Byzantine Church at Avkat.” In K. Winther-Jacobsen and L. Summerer (eds.) Landscape and settlement dynamics in Northern Anatolia in the Roman and Byzantine Period (Geographica Historica). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. Pp. 101-117. (with *P. Bikoulis, H. Elton, and J. Haldon)

2015.  “3D Imaging in Mediterranean Archaeology: What are we Doing, Anyway?” In W. Caraher and B. Olsen (eds.) Visions of Substance.  Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. Pp.

2014.  “The Development of Integrated Terrestrial and Marine Pathways in the Argo-Saronic Region, Greece.” Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 41: 379-390.  (with *A.D. Phebus, and N.S. Levine) DOI:10.1080/15230406.2014.925786

2014.  “The Climate and Environment of Byzantine Anatolia: Integrating Science, History, and Archaeology.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 45.2: 113-161.  (with M. Cassis, O. Doonan, W. Eastwood, H. Elton, D. Flietmann, J. Haldon, A. Izdebski, S. Ladstätter, S. Manning, K. Nicoll, C.N. Roberts, I. Tlelis, and E. Xoplaki) DOI:10.1162/JINH_a_00682

Professional Papers, Posters, & Workshops (last 5 years)

(student names preceded by an asterisk)

2019.  “Sustaining Classics into the 21st Century,” Classical Charleston Lecture Series, ‘Diversifying Classics,’ College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

2019.  “What Happens when Historians and Archaeologists Talk to Each Other: the Avkat Archaeological Project,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston. (with Hugh Elton and John Haldon).

2018.  “Closing the Loop on the Geospatial Turn” Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Barcelona.

2016    “The use of GIS to map locations and potential future impacts of chondrichthyes laden hazardous weather events.” FEMA HAZUS Conference, Charleston. (with Charlie Kaufman, Steve Jaumé, Norman Levine, and Scott Harris)

2015    “Perspectives on using 3rd-party data to develop regional syntheses in the informatic age,” invited paper at a workshop “Developing the Digital Ottoman Platform (DOP),” Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

2015    “Analog to Digital: Archaeology in the early 21st century. Opportunities, challenges, and responses.” Keynote address.  Fifth Annual South Carolina State Parks Archaeology Conference.  Charleston.

2015    “The Development of a Legacy GIS for the Contextualization of the Linear B Deposits from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans. (with *Z. Bartholomew, N.S. Levine, K. Pluta, and D. Nakassis)

2015    Workshop co-Organizer. “Projections for the Future: Best Practices for the Preservations and Publication of Geospatial Data,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans. (with A. Rabinowitz)

2015    “Inside-out and Inside-in: Improving and Extending Digital Models for Archaeological Interpretation,” Joint Colloquium “Making Meaning from Data,” sponsored by the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological   Institute of America, New Orleans. (with R. Opitz, M. Mogetta, T. Johnson, S. Lash, and M. Naglak)

2014    “Assigning Function to Survey Data Using Multivariate Geospatial Modeling,” Computing Applications in Archaeology, Paris, France. (with N. Levine and *O. Adams)

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)