Dr. Christopher Barton

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Dr. Christopher Barton

Associate Professor of Archaeology

Office: FH 212
Phone: 843-661-1376


Dr. Christopher Barton is a historical archaeologist that specializes in archaeology of class, gender, and race. His work focuses on developing collaborative projects in which the public and students are equal partners in uncovering the past. Dr. Barton has authored and co-authored a host of peer-reviewed works, including his book, Historical Radicalized Toys in the United States (Routledge, 2016). Currently, he is still working on an edited volume discussing archaeology as a medium for social activism.


PhD, Temple University

Courses Taught: 

U.S. History to 1877

Introduction to Archaeology

Representations of Race

History of Black America to 1865

The Old South, 1660 to 1865

Archaeology in South Carolina