Author Archives: James Newhard

Classical Archaeology in the early 21st Century: it (more than ever) takes a village.

Several days ago, Dimitri Nakassis posted a question on social media, asking colleagues to chime in on the future of classical archaeology. Many of our responses focused upon such matters as the inequitable expectations of archaeological compared to philological classicists … Continue reading

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AquaTerra on GitHub

Newhard, Levine, and Phebus (2014) presented a LCP model that incorporated both terrestrial and marine costs to assist in exploring the connectivity between places. Developed in ArcGIS ModelBuilder, the initial model was streamlined by Nicola Buescher, Christina Carmack, Caleb Whitaker, Zach Campbell … Continue reading

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Contributions to the SAA Blog Carnival: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Blogging.

As a prelude to the Society for American Archaeology panel on blogging at their annual meeting in April, a blogging archaeology carnival is being operated from Doug’s Archaeology.  Every month, participants are asked to write on a particular theme, using … Continue reading

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Publishing archaeology in the 3rd and 4th dimensions.

Read Andrew Reinhard’s post in Bill Caraher’s series on 3D applications in Mediterranean Archaeology.  Very good ideas to consider.

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Archaeology, Humanities, and Data Science

I’m going to get on a soapbox, here.  I hope that this elicits some debate/discussion/verbal thinking aloud by others. I was recently forwarded a posting from LinkedIn,[1] which, like many, discusses the coming wave of needs for data scientists.  The amount of … Continue reading

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“Day of Archaeology”

A few years ago, some individuals in the United Kingdom got together and thought it would be interesting if professional archaeologists, on a single day, would write about what their job entailed.  The ‘Day of Archaeology’ began in 2011 and … Continue reading

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Linear B Archives Project in Full Swing

This post will be a brief introduction to an ongoing project, currently in field data collection.   As announced nearly a year ago, a small team, under the direction of Dimitri Nakassis (Toronto) and Kevin Pluta (Charleston), is involved with the … Continue reading

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Lord Ashley Excavation Blog

The Lord Ashley site is currently undergoing excavation by the College of Charleston and Charleston Museum.  Excavation blog just went up.  The Lord Ashley site is a 17th century settlement/trading post, established by Lord Ashley – one of the original … Continue reading

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Summary of Byzantine survey colloquium via Bill Caraher

Bill Caraher has summarized his thoughts from the recent colloquium on Byzantine survey, held at Dumbarton Oaks last weekend.

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Modeling Connectivity

THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND THEODORE B. GUÉRARD LECTURE SERIES PRESENT Classical Charleston Modeling Connectivity: Cultural Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean New approaches and technologies for interpreting space – “the spatial turn” — are having a profound impact on human communication, and … Continue reading

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