The Avkat Archaeological Project is an interdisciplinary, multifaceted regional survey project conducted between 2007 and 2009 in the Republic of Turkey. The project has sought to integrate large, complex datasets of varying types towards an understanding of the regional history of a small section of north central Anatolia. The project was under the direction of John Haldon (Princeton), Hugh Elton (Trent University), and James Newhard (College of Charleston).
Meet the Avkat Informatics Team
Dr. James Newhard – Is Assistant Director of the Avkat Archaeological Project and leads the development of the project’s archaeoinformatics. His research interests include geospatial applications in archaeology, archaeological methodology, and landscape studies. He has conducted fieldwork in Turkey, Greece, Albania, and the United States.
Dr. Norman Levine – Is geospatial director to the Avkat Archaeological Project and Director of the Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory at the College of Charleston. His research interests include natural and environmental hazards, geoarchaeology, and geospatial informatics and visualizations.
John Wall – Is the geospatial developer for the Avkat Archaeological Project. His primary research interests include data visualization and analysis through various geospatial environments and remote sensing technologies. He has conducted research in Turkey, Ireland, and United States.
Kurt Goldstein – Is the database manager for the Avkat Archaeological Project. His primary interests include database integrity, optimization, and versatility.