Name:  Dr. J. Christopher (Chris) Gillam
Title:  Adjunct Faculty of Anthropology (Archaeology)
Education:  Ph.D., Geography (Geographic Information Science), University of South Carolina, Columbia
M.A., Anthropology (Archaeology), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
B.A., Anthropology (Archaeology), University of South Carolina, Columbia
Office:  306 Kinard Hall   
Phone:  803/323-2181
Area(s):  Prehistoric Archaeology, Historic Archaeology, Pro-Social Archaeology, Public Archaeology, Geographic Information Science (GISci); North America, South America, East Asia, Western Europe, Northern Eurasia  


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Faculty & Staff Profiles

Dr. J. Christopher (Chris) Gillam is an Archaeologist and Geographic Information Scientist that joined Winthrop University in 2017 after retiring from the University of South Carolina (SCIAA-SRARP), Columbia, and has also held research appointments at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, and Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center (MFWHC), Shizuoka, Japan. He is a former President of the Council of S.C. Professional Archaeologists (COSCAPA) and former Editor of the journal, South Carolina Antiquities, of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina (ASSC). Dr. Gillam’s research on Pleistocene and Holocene cultures and migration spans Eurasia and the Americas, appearing in over 40 authored and co-authored publications in edited volumes and journals, such as American Antiquity, Antiquity and The Journal of World Prehistory. He has also given over 100 professional presentations with recent invited lectures at the University of Camdridge, UK, and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany. In the U.S. Southeast, his research is focused on Paleoindian and Early Archaic hunter-gatherers of the Lower Mississippi Valley, Arkansas, and the Savannah River, South Carolina, and slave culture and pro-social archaeology at nearby Historic Brattonsville.