Director of Archaeology, Professor of Classics, and Director of the Center for Historical Landscapes at the College of Charleston. Former Chair of the Department of Classics. Research interests include landscape archaeology, geoinformatic applications to archaeology, and complex state formation.


PhD Classical and Pre-Classical Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

BA Classical Languages and Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri – Columbia


Newhard, James and Eric Cline. 2022. “Panarchy and the Adaptive Cycle: A Case Study from Mycenaean Greece.” In A. Izdebski, J. Haldon, and P. Filipkowski (eds.), Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crises: What the Future Needs from History. (Risks, Systems and Decisions). New York: Springer. Pp. 225-235. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94137-6_15

Newhard, James, John Haldon, and Hugh Elton. 2021. “Assessing Continuity and Change in the Sixth to Ninth Century Landscape of North-Central Anatolia.” In C. Roosevelt and J. Haldon (eds.) Winds of Change: Environment and Society in Anatolia. 15th International ANAMED Annual Symposium. Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilization. Pp. 141-157.

Newhard, James, John Haldon, and Hugh Elton. 2020. “Reflections on the Avkat Archaeological Project: collaborations, education, and dissemination.” Journal of Greek Archaeology 5: 528-534.

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

Cassis, Marica, Owen Doonan, Hugh Elton, and James Newhard. 2018. “Evaluating Archaeological Evidence for Demographics, Abandonment, and Recovery in Late Antique and Byzantine Anatolia.” Human Ecology 46 (3): 381–98. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-018-0003-1.

Roberts, Neil, Marica Cassis, Owen Doonan, Warren Eastwood, Hugh Elton, John Haldon, Adam Izdebski, and James Newhard. 2018. “Not the End of the World? Post-Classical Decline and Recovery in Rural Anatolia.” Human Ecology 46 (3): 305–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-018-9973-2.

Haldon, John F, Hugh W Elton, and James ML Newhard, eds. 2018. Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia: Investigating the History of Euchaita-Avkat-Beyözü and Its Environment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Haldon, John, Hugh Elton, and James Newhard. 2017. “Euchaita.” In Handbook of Byzantine Archaeology of Anatolia. From the End of Late Antiquity to the Coming of the Turks, edited by Philipp Niewöhner, 375–88. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Newhard, James M.L. 2016a. “Local Chipped Stone Resources in the Argolid during the Bronze Age: Towards a Diachronic Understanding of Lithic Raw Material Procurement.” In New Perspectives on Chipped Stone Research in Greece, edited by P. Elephanti, P. Nick Kardulias, N. Andreason, and Gilbert Marshall, 141–58. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology 144. Jonsered: Paul Åströms Förlag.

———. 2016b. “The Chipped and Ground Stone.” In The Political Geography of a Mycenaean District. The Archaeological Survey at Iklaina, edited by Michael Cosmopoulos, 177–88. The Archaeological Society at Athens Library 306. Athens: Library of the Archaeological Society at Athens.

Haldon, John, Hugh Elton, and James Newhard. 2015. “Euchaita.” In The Archaeology of Anatolia: Recent Discoveries (2011-2014), edited by Sharon Steadman and Gregory McMahon, 1:375–88. The Archaeology of Anatolia: Recent Discoveries. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Newhard, James M.L., Norman S. Levine, and Angelina D. Phebus. 2014. “The Development of Integrated Terrestrial and Marine Pathways in the Argo-Saronic Region, Greece.” Cartography and Geographic Information Science 41 (4): 379–90. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2014.925786.

Haldon, John, Neil Roberts, Adam Izdebski, Dominik Fleitmann, Michael McCormick, Marica Cassis, Owen Doonan, et al. 2014. “The Climate and Environment of Byzantine Anatolia: Integrating Science, History, and Archaeology.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 45 (2): 113-61. https://doi.org/10.1162/JINH_a_00682.

Newhard, James M.L., Norman S. Levine, Angelina D. Phebus, Sarah Craft, and John D. Littlefield. 2013. “A Geoinformatic Approach to the Collection of Archaeological Survey Data.” Cartography and Geographic Information Science 40 (1): 3–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2013.762139.

Elton, Hugh, John Haldon, James Newhard, and Peter Bikoulis. 2012. “Avkat Arkeoloji Projesi, 2007-2009.” Çorum Kazı ve Araştırmalar Sempozyum, 2: 203–18.

Haldon, John, Hugh Elton, James Newhard, and Sean Lockwood. 2009. “Avkat Archaeological Project, 2007-2008.” Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı 27 (3): 29–50.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

2023  “Consilience and Resilience: Mediterranean Archaeology at an American Undergraduate University” State of the Field Workshop. Brown University, Providence, RI (with Allison Sterrett-Krause).

2023  “Negotiated Peripheries and the Longue Durèe,” Workshop “Long-term Resiliency of Human-Environmental Systems in the Epidauria Region, Greece,” College of Charleston.

2023  “Exploring the Human and Environmental History of the Epidauria,” Classical Charleston Lecture Series, Climate Change and the History of Human Resiliency: A Case Study from Greece, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

2023  “Informatics Postmortem: Lessons Learned from the Avkat Archaeological Project,” Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans (with H. Elton and J. Haldon)

2022  “From Kitchen to Dwelling: an Evolving Urban African American Landscape at the College of Charleston,” Society for Historical Archaeology, Philadelphia. (with R. Grant Gilmore and M. Scott Harris).

2021 “Feeding Constantinople: from Farm to Capital,” Shifting Frontiers XIV. (with Hugh Elton and John Haldon).

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