Winthrop University: CAS Faculty Profile - Gillam, Christopher

Name:  Dr. J. Christopher (Chris) Gillam
Title:  Adjunct Faculty of Anthropology
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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Dr. J. Christopher Gillam is an Archaeologist and Geographic Information Scientist that joined Winthrop University in 2017 after nearly three decades at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and 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 SC Professional Archaeologists (COSCAPA) and former Editor of the journal, South Carolina Antiquities , of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina (ASSC). Dr. Gillam currently serves on the executive board of the SC Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) as the Grants and Donations Coordinator for the development of a proposed South Carolina Aviation Museum and Aerospace Center to preserve SC's significant aviation heritage and promote its continued growth in the aerospace industry. His research on Pleistocene and Holocene cultures and migration spans four continents, from Belgium in Western Europe, to Mongolia, Russia and Japan in East Asia, throughout the US Southeast, and Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina in the Southern Cone of South America. In the US Southeast, his research is focused on Paleoindian and Early Archaic cultures of the Lower Mississippi Valley, Arkansas, and the Savannah River, South Carolina, and slave culture and pro-social archaeology at nearby Historic Brattonsville. He recently accepted an invitation by the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, to join a five-year study (2019-2023) integrating Geographic Information Science (GISci), genetics, linguistics, and archaeology to examine ancient population dynamics of Neolithic Eurasia.

Last updated by rayj 08/01/2019

Last Updated: 8/1/19