Author Archives: James Newhard

Exploring Ancient and Modern Land Use

The College of Charleston welcomes Peter Bikoulis from the University of Toronto, in town this week to consult with Jim Newhard and Norm Levine on his work combining multispectral satellite imagery with Ottoman and modern census data to tease out … Continue reading

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Avkat 3D Update

We are slowly building our facility with SketchuUp, and time for an update.  Our Junior Intern has been largely involved with this component, and this post is written by me, but with contributions from Chris. Working with Chris is a … Continue reading

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Formal Publication of Pylian Linear B Tablets to Occur

As announced by the Department of Classics at the College of Charleston, Dr. Dimitri Nakassis (Toronto) and Dr. Kevin Pluta (Charleston)  will be directing the formal publication of the Linear B tablets from Pylos, originally excavated by Carl Blegen begun in 1939.  The project will … Continue reading

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Developing Methods in High Resolution 3D Image Capture for Ancient Tablets

This summer I hope to provide updates on work being conducted by Kevin Pluta who is investigating and developing methods for reflectance transformation imaging (RTI), specifically tied to inscribed clay tablets.  His work, building off of work being done at … Continue reading

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Avkat Informatics continues facelift

The Avkat Informatics development blog has been relatively active. I link to the recent entry and show the image, as a means to show progress (a more detailed image can be found on their entry).  More frequent updates can be accessed … Continue reading

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Junior Internship in Archaeoinformatics

This week, we will be joined by our junior intern in archaeoinformatics.  Christopher Newhard will be joining us in the Santee Cooper GIS Lab to check out what his dad does when he’s not cooking him dinner. Far from play … Continue reading

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Modeling Communication Routes Over Land and Sea

In an ongoing effort to announce the initiatives occurring in Archaeoinformatics at the Santee Cooper GIS Lab, work is nearing completion on a project that models least cost paths in environments that require the integration of terrestrial and marine costs. … Continue reading

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Avkat Informatics

One of the projects being undertaken in the Santee-Cooper GIS Lab this summer is an overhaul of the informatics for the Avkat Archaeological Project, an intensive survey project undertaken in Central Anatolia between 2007 and 2009 by Princeton, Trent University, and … Continue reading

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This blog is being started for several reasons. to inform the general archaeoinformatic community about initiatives and research being undertaken at the College of Charleston to encourage discussion, comment, and potential collaboration with others in the archaeoinformatic community about our … Continue reading

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