James Newhard

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.


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
  • Classical Reception and Disciplinary History

Courses Taught

Introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in Mediterranean archaeology

Independent studies in archaeoloigcal methodology and geospatial applications in archaeology

Introductory to advanced Latin



Haldon, John, Elton, Hugh, Newhard, James M., eds. 2018. Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia: Investigating the History of Euchaïta-Avkat-Beyözü and its Environment. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108557757

––.  2019             “Avkat Archaeological Project.” Linked Dataset Repository. Open Context. DOI: 10.6078/M73J3B1J.

––.  2021             Paperback edition. ISBN 978-1108457224

               Reviews:  Antiquity. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.125

                              Classical Review. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X20000773

                              Βυζαντινá Συμμεικτα. https://doi.org/10.12681/byzsym.25091

                              Medieval Archaeology. 63.2 (2019) 458-459.

                              Journal of Roman Archaeology.

Articles & Book Chapters (last 5 years)
(student names preceded by an asterisk)

2020. “Reflections on the Avkat Archaeological Project: collaborations, education, and dissemination.” Journal of Greek Archaeology5: 528-534. (with H. Elton and J. Haldon)
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.

Professional Papers, Posters, & Workshops (last 5 years)
(student names preceded by an asterisk)
2021. “Feeding Constantinople: from farm to capital,” Shifting Frontiers XIV. (with H. Elton and J. Haldon).
2021. “Assessing Continuity and Change in the Sixth to Ninth Century Landscape of North-Central Anatolia.” 15th Annual International ANAMED Symposium. Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilization (with J. Haldon, and H. Elton)
2019. “Sustaining Classics into the 21st Century,” 7th Annual 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)