Gregory H. Bondar


Division of Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA 15601
Office: 724  836  7195           E-mail: ghb1 at psu.edu
<http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/h/ghb1/>


 

EDUCATION:
ABD, Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
M. A., Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, August 1994.
B. A., Anthropology, State University of New York/Buffalo, June 1992.
B. S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York/Buffalo, June 1992.

 

DISSERTATION: “Tracing the Transitional: Examining Metarhyolite Use in the Mid-Atlantic During the Archaic-Woodland Transition”

This project evaluates several cultural causes for the development of the ‘Broadspear Horizon’, a discontinuity in the archaeological record 4,000 years ago that may have initiated the Archaic-Woodland transition in the Mid-Atlantic region. Using geochemical, morphometric, and technological analyses, I evaluate three possible models that may explain this phenomenon: migration, diffusion, and invention.


TEACHING INTERESTS:

Regional Prehistory (Eastern North America, Southwest, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Mesoamerica, Old World, Polynesia).

Traditional Cultures (World, North American Indians, American Southwest, Africa). Foragers and Farmers. Cultural Ecology. Lithic Economy.

Introduction to Anthropology/Archaeology/Cultural/Biological-Physical Anthropology. Archaeological Field Methods. Romantic Archaeology. History of Anthropology/Archaeology/Anthropological Theory. Economic Anthropology. Anthropology and Literature.

History of Technology, Materials, and Society. Archaeometry. Analysis of Archaeological Materials. Igneous/Volcanic Geology. Space Exploration and Technology.

TEACHING POSITIONS:
Link to all course websites: <http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/h/ghb1/courses.html>

Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus from 2005
  Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  Cultural Anthropology
  Ancient Civilizations
  Mesoamerica Before Cortez
  Freshman Seminar: The Collapse!
  Special Topics: Mesoamerica
  Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures

Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny Campus from 2004
  Introduction to Archaeology
  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  North American Indians
  Aztecs, Maya, and Incas
  Rise of Old World Civilizations
  Out of the Fiery Furnace - The Impact of Materials on the History of Humanity
  Technology and Society in American History
  The Ascent of Humanity
  Physical Geography

Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus from 1997 - 2004
  Introduction to Archaeology
  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  North American Indians
  Out of the Fiery Furnace - The Impact of Materials on the History of Humanity

Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Campus from 1996 - 1997
  Introduction to North American Archaeology
  Introduction to Archaeology


PUBLICATIONS :

K. Hirth, G. Bondar, M. Glascock, A. Vonarx, and T. Daubenspeck

2005

“Supply side economics: An analysis of obsidian procurement and the organization of workshop provisioning.” In Economy and Obsidian Craft Production at Xochicalco., edited by K. Hirth. University of Utah Press.

J. Hatch and G. Bondar

2001

Late Woodland Palisaded Villages from Ontario to the Carolinas: Their Potential for Accurate Population Estimates.” In Archaeology of the Appalachian Highlands, edited by L. Sullivan and S. Prezzano. University of Tennessee Press, pp. 145-67.

 

RESEARCH REPORTS:

G. Bondar

2003

“Assignment by Neutron Activation Analysis of Fifteen Artifacts from the Mount Aetna Site in Maryland.” Appendix to Phase III Archeological Data Recovery Investigations For Site 18WA487, Maryland Route 66 At Mount Aetna Road, Washington County, Maryland, by C. Polglase et al., R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., Frederick, MD. Report submitted to the Maryland State Highway Administration, Annapolis, MD.

2000

Tudek Archaeological Project: Geochemical Research.” Appendix to Tudek Site Field Summary Report, edited by Timothy Murtha and Bradford Andrews. Report submitted to the Pennsylvania Museum and Historic Commission - Bureau for Historic Preservation, Harrisburg, PA.

K. Hirth, G. Bondar, and C. Donaldson

2002

“Prehistoric Metarhyolite Use and Migration in the Mid-Atlantic.” In Forty-seventh Annual Progress Report, Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center, Edited by C. Frederick Sears and Sue Ripka. Submitted to the United States Department of Energy and the Pennsylvania State University.

K. Hirth and G. Bondar

2001

“Prehistoric Metarhyolite Use and Migration in the Mid-Atlantic.” In Forty-sixth Annual Progress Report, Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center, Edited by C. Frederick Sears and Sue Ripka. Submitted to the United States Department of Energy and the Pennsylvania State University.

2000

“Prehistoric Metarhyolite Use and Migration in the Mid-Atlantic.” In Forty-fifth Annual Progress Report, Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center, Edited by C. Frederick Sears and Sue Ripka. Submitted to the United States Department of Energy and the Pennsylvania State University.

1999

“Prehistoric Metarhyolite Use and Migration in the Mid-Atlantic.” In Forty-fourth Annual Progress Report, Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center, Edited by C. Frederick Sears and Sue Ripka. Submitted to the United States Department of Energy and the Pennsylvania State University.

K. Hirth, G. Bondar, and A. Vonarx

1997

“Geochemical Variation in Prehistoric Obsidian Sources Exploited by Kaminaljuyu Maya in Guatemala.” In Forty-second Annual Progress Report, Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center, Edited by Marcus A. Voth and Sue Ripka. Submitted to the United States Department of Energy and the Pennsylvania State University.

 


REVIEWS:

G. Bondar

2000

“Review of Sedentism and Mobility in a Social Landscape: Mesa Verde and Beyond, by Mark Varien.” University of Arizona Press, Tucson. Reviewed in the Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin  23(1):25-27. Available: <http://www.socarchsci.org/SAS231.pdf>

1996

“Review of Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Ninth Edition, by J. Dul and B. Weerdmeester.” Taylor & Francis, Washington, D. C. Reviewed in Journal of World Anthropology [Online Journal], 1(4). Available: <http://wings.buffalo.edu/academic/department/anthropology/JWA/V1N4/bondar-rev.txt>

 

SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED:

G. Bondar and P. LaPorta

2001

Studying Lithic Economies in the New Millennium, 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2000

Lithic and Quarry Research along the Eastern Seaboard, 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


 

PAPERS PRESENTED:

G. Bondar

2009

“Elementary, My Dear Holmes: Characterization by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Metarhyolite from William Henry Holmes’ South Mountain Quarry.” Paper presented at the Conférence Avances en Géoarchéologie Internationale (Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

2001

Metarhyolite use during the Transitional Archaic in Eastern North America.” Paper presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in New Orleans, Louisiana. Available: <http://www.personal.psu.edu/ghb1/Bondar-2001-metarhyolite.pdf>

2000

“Tracing the Transition: Examining Social Behaviour Through the Analysis of Lithic Artefacts.” Paper presented at the Lithic Studies in the Year 2000 symposium at the National Museum & Gallery in Cardiff, Wales.

2000

Jasper Sourcing in Central Pennsylvania.” Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

2000

Prehistoric Distribution and Use of Metarhyolites in Eastern North America.” Paper presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2000

Lithics from the Uplands: The Characterization and Distribution of Eastern Metarhyolites.” Paper presented at the Upland Archaeology in the East Symposium #8 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

1999

“A Preliminary Look at the Characterization and Distribution of Eastern Meta-rhyolites.” Paper presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

G. Bondar, C. Donaldson, and T. Daubenspeck

2002

“Characterization and Sourcing of Metarhyolite in the Northeast.” Paper presented at the 69th. Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

G. Bondar and J. Hatch

1998

“Eastern Palisaded Villages of the Late Woodland Using Palisaded Area as a Surrogate Measure of Village Population.” Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the Pennsylvania Archaeology Council in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

1996

“Late Woodland Palisaded Villages from Ontario to the Carolinas: An Examination of Settlement Size and Population Trends.” Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation in Huntington, West Virginia.

G. Bondar, K. Hirth, and T. Daubenspeck

1997

“Supply-side Economics: Obsidian Sources and the Means of Procurement for Xochicalco's Production Specialists.” Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Nashville, Tennessee.

J. Hatch and G. Bondar

1996

Palisaded Villages in the East: A Comparison of Characteristics and Population Trends.” Paper presented at the Archaeology of the Appalachian Uplands symposium in Albany, New York.

1996

Palisaded Villages in the Late Woodland Northeast: Characteristic Features and Population Trends.” Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology  in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

 E. Zubrow, K. Bartolotta, P. Bush, A. Saladino, and G. Bondar

1991

“A Structural Analysis of Philippine Ceramics.” Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

INVITED LECTURES PRESENTED:

 Bald Eagle Archaeological Society, State College, PA.
Metarhyolite Sourcing in the Mid-Atlantic Region”: Spring 2000.
“Analysis of Jasper from the Hatch Quarry and the Atlantic Seaboard”: Spring 2000.
“Monongahela Palisaded Villages of Somerset County, Pennsylvania”: Fall 1996.
“The Wetherill Mesa Project of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado”: Spring 1995.

 

FUNDING AWARDS:

Travel Grants (2000, 2001) Research and Graduate Studies Office, Penn State
Hill Fellowships (1998, 2001) Department of Anthropology, Penn State

FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE:

Field Supervisor, managed teams of volunteers and undergraduate students in the excavation of the Tudek Site/Hatch Quarry prehistoric jasper quarry site in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Tudek Archaeological Project, Penn State Department of Anthropology, directed Dr. James Hatch, Dr. Timothy Murtha, and Dr. Bradford Andrews August 1999 – July 2000 .

Field Assistant, excavations of the prehistoric metarhyolite workshop at Fairwood Livery Site in Grayson County, Virginia. Passport In Time Program, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, directed by Michael Barber and George Tolley. August 1998.

Assistant Instructor, Designed and constructed ‘hands-on’ displays and instructed fifteen junior high school students in the basics of archaeological methodology; supervised a team of four students in the 5-day excavation of the Milesburg Site in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Archaeology Camp, Matson Museum of Anthropology, Penn State, directed by Dr. Claire Milner. July 1998.

Field Assistant, excavations of the Arnolds Valley prehistoric jasper quarry Rockbridge County, Virginia. Passport In Time Program, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, directed by Eugene Barfield. July 1995.

Field Supervisor, Instructed and supervised a team of five undergraduate students and volunteers in the excavation of the Marshall Site, a Lamar Phase palisaded village in Oconee County, Georgia. Penn State Archaeological Field School, directed by Dr. James Hatch and Dr. Adam King. May – July 1994.

Senior Research Assistant, Stage 1 survey excavations preliminary to Millersport Highway Expansion in Erie County, New York. SUNY/Buffalo Archeological Survey, directed by Dr. Elaine Herold. August 1993.

Research Assistant, Electronic distance measurement (EDM) survey and mapping  of prehistoric jasper quarries in Bucks, Lehigh, and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania. Penn State Department of Anthropology, directed by Dr. James Hatch. November 1992.

Senior Research Assistant, Stage 1 survey excavations preliminary to residential development at Bluemont Estates in Cattaraugus County, New York. SUNY/Buffalo Archeological Survey, directed by Dr. Elaine Herold. June – August 1992.

Senior Research Aide, Stage 1 survey excavations preliminary to highway construction in Erie County, New York. SUNY/Buffalo Archeological Survey, directed by Dr. Elaine Herold. January 1992.

Research Assistant, Stage 3 intensive excavations of Iroquoian middens at Spaulding Lake, Erie County, New York. SUNY/Buffalo Archeological Survey, directed by Dr. Douglas Pirelli. June – August 1991.

Research Assistant, Stage 2 survey and Stage 3 intensive excavations of an Archaic chert quarry at Brompton Estates, Erie County, New York. SUNY/Buffalo Archeological Survey, directed by Dr. Elaine Herold. May – August 1990.

Field Assistant, Stage 1 survey excavations preliminary to highway construction in Erie County, New York. Ecology and Environment, Inc., directed by Natasha Black, May 1990.

Student, excavations at the Iroquoian Riverhaven 7 and Green Lake sites in western New York. SUNY/Buffalo Archaeological Field School, directed by Dr. Philip Arnold, III. May - July 1989

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Researcher, Neutron activation analysis of artifactual and geologic metarhyolite samples as part of dissertation research. Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Penn State University. February 1999 – Present.

Materials Characterization Supervisor, Instructed an independent study student in the selection, preparation, and analysis of 150 jasper samples for chemical characterization by wavelength-dispersive x-ray fluorescence. Authored report summarizing the results of the characterization analysis. Tudek Archaeological Project. Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, directed by Dr. James Hatch, Dr. Timothy Murtha, and Dr. Barry Scheetz, August 1999 - August 2000.

Materials Characterization Specialist, Prepared and analyzed 150 obsidian samples for chemical characterization by neutron activation analysis; collaborated on writing a conference paper and publication summarizing the results; assisted an undergraduate honors student in the use of NAA. Xochicalco Archaeological Project, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, directed by Dr. Kenneth Hirth. March 1996 - August 1997.

Research and Work-Study Assistant, Digitized village maps and obtained measurements using AutoCAD software; performed statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel; collaborated on writing conference papers and a publication reporting results; supervised and instructed an undergraduate independent study student. Palisaded Villages in the East: A Comparison of Characteristics and Population Trends, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, with Dr. James Hatch. January – October 1996.

Proprietor, Anthropological Consulting: Materials analysis, computer software and hardware consulting, acquisition, entry, and analysis of ethnographic data. Bondar & Associates, Grand Island, NY. November 1995 - December 1997.

Consultant, Data entry and analysis of ethnographic data from the Turkana of Kenya. Control of Violence in a Violent Society, SUNY Research Foundation, Binghamton, NY, directed by Dr. Neville Dyson-Hudson and Dr. Rada Dyson-Hudson. January 1994 - November 1995.

COMPUTER SUPPORT POSITIONS: Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Team Leader, Part-time shift supervisor for support of public labs over the entire Penn State University Park campus (over 1000 personal computers in over 50 labs); perform machine and network maintenance, diagnosis, repair, installation, security, and emergency technical support. Information Technology Services, Technology and Classroom Support , September 1995 – Present.

Consultant Supervisor and Computer Lab Consultant, Assists in the management, training, and mentoring of over 100 student consultants, keeping them up to speed on new software installations, printing and network problems; aid Penn State students, faculty, and staff with computer lab software applications. Information Technology Services , October 1995-present.

Laboratory Attendant and Rover, Supervision, maintenance, and support of multiple campus computer labs. Information Technology Services, Lab and Classroom Support, June 1993 – Present.

Graduate Assistant, Computer support of department facilities (50 personal computers): advised head of department and other faculty and staff on the purchases of new hardware and software; installed and maintained computer and network systems; emergency troubleshooting. Department of Anthropology, August 1992 - May 1993 and August - December 1996.