Who We Are

CHiL is a partnership of faculty, affiliated researchers and collaborators, and students that create a dynamic synergy for the study of historical landscapes.



James Newhard, Director of CHiL; Director of Archaeology
Interests/Specializations: Aegean Prehistory, Late Antique/early Medieval eastern Mediterranean societies, landscape studies, Mediterranean archaeology, resiliency, geospatial modeling, lithic analysis

R. Grant Gilmore III, Director of Historic Preservation and Community Planning
Interests/Specializations: Comparative colonial archaeology and architecture, artifact analyses (statistical, chemical etc.), public archaeology, heritage management, African diaspora, Caribbean landscapes, and geographic information systems.

Joanna Gilmore, Instructor of Anthropology
African diaspora, hidden histories, community archaeology, museum interpretations/exhibition

M. Scott Harris, Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Coastal Plain and Continental Shelf stratigraphy, seafloor mapping, landscape evolution, geomorphology, habitat delineation

Maureen Hays, Professor of Anthropology
Old World archaeology, prehistoric art and archaeological methods, Prehistoric hunters and gatherers, microscopic lithic usewear analysis, early Lowcountry Euroamerican settlement

Norm Levine, Director of the SC GIS Lab and the Hazards Center
Surficial processes, natural and environmental hazards, geoarcheaology, geospatial informatics and visualizations

Tara Prakash, Assistant Professor of Ancient Art
Ancient Egypt, ethnicity and identity, representations of 'other'

Peter Piccione, Associate Professor of History
Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Nubia, and Cush; landscape archaeology; archaeological survey; satellite remote sensing; differential GPS mapping; and GIS

Hayden Smith, Instructor of History
Southeastern US colonial and antebellum history; 18th-19th century rice cultivation in the Carolina Lowcountry; human and environmental interactions.

Allison Sterrett-Krause, Associate Professor of Classics
Art and architecture of Greece and Rome; ancient topography and urban development; ancient technology and craft production; Roman social history; Roman North Africa; gender in antiquity.


Research Affiliates and External Collaborators
Hugh Elton, Professor of Classics and History, Trent University
Late Roman warfare, GIS applications in archaeology, ancient logistics 
Niki Evelpidou, Professor of Geomorphology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Geomorphology, Geographic Information Systems
John Haldon, Emeritus Professor of History, Princeton University
Byzantine and environmental history
Foteini Kondyli, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Virginia
Landscape archaeology, Byzantine rural history, social identity, 3D visualizations
Giorgos Liakopoulos, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology
Ottoman taxation, Historical geography (GIS), Ottoman epigraphy and environmental history
Antonia Lombardi, CHiL Research Affiliate
Landscape archaeology methodology, complexity, social identity and formation
La'Sheia Oubre', CHiL Research Affiliate
Descendant communities, public history
Eric Poplin, Brockington and Associates
Cultural Resource Management, Southeastern US historic and prehistoric archaeology