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Lynn B. Harris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Admiral Eller House #200
Program in Maritime Studies
East Carolina University
Office: 252-328-1967
Email:
HarrisLy@ecu.edu


Lynn Harris (PhD University of South Carolina) has a background in nautical archaeology, terrestrial archaeology, submerged cultural resource management and maritime history. Areas of fieldwork experience and research interest include the American South, Africa, and the Caribbean. Her particular interest is the African diaspora and labor history.  She teaches courses in underwater archaeology methods, maritime material culture, watercraft recording, and European maritime history with an inter-disciplinary Atlantic World perspective. Teaching assignments have included offering summer abroad study programs in Africa. Harris has also directed and co-directed underwater archaeology field schools for graduate students in a variety of locations.  She has published on vernacular watercraft, colonial period shipwrecks, public outreach, maritime heritage tourism, and international collaboration in underwater archaeology initiatives. Most recently, she authored and co-authored articles and reviews in the Journal of Maritime Archaeology, Nautical Research Journal, Historical Archaeology, Journal of Anthropological Research, International Journal of Heritage Studies, Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture  and Northern Mariner. Her manuscript titled Patroons and Periaguas: Watercraft and Enslaved Watermen of the Lowcountry will be published by University of South Carolina Press. Harris currently serves as faculty in the Program in Maritime Studies, Atlantic World Program, Coastal Resources Management Program, and on the board of the international professional organization Advisory Council for Underwater Archaeology. Currently, she serves as the internship co-ordinator for the Queen Anne Revenge state project in North Carolina and welcomes graduate students who are interested in underwater archaeology, interdisciplinary research and applied history projects.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Harris, L.
2010        South Carolina Shipyards: Labour, Logistics, Lumber and Ladies. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, Volume 5, Issue 1, 17-35.

Brown, D. and Cooper K. and Harris L.
2010        The Plantation boat Accomodation: An Icon of the South. Nautical Research Journal, 56 (2), 93-114.  

Harris, Lynn, Jennifer Jones, and Kate Schnitzer
2012    Monuments in the Desert: A Maritime Landscape in Namibia, Journal of Maritime Archaeology, Online DOI 10.1007/s11457-012-9088-7


Book Reviews

Harris, L.
2010   Cope, Tony On the Swing Shift: Building Liberty Ships in Savannah.  Savannah, Georgia: Naval Institute Press, 2009.   The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, 82-83.  

Harris, L.
2010    Delgado, James.  Gold Rush Port: The Maritime Archaeology of San Francisco. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2009.  Journal of Anthropological Research, 66 (1), 158-159.  

Harris, L.
2010   Mary Rose, Your Noblest Shippe: Anatomy of a Tudor Warship. UK: The Mary Rose Trust, 2009.   Historical Archaeology, 44 (2), 179-180.  

Harris, L.
2010   Skrowenek, Russell and George Fischer. HMS Fowey: Lost and Found.
Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 2008.   Nautical Research Journal, 54 (3), 182-183.  

Harris L.
2011     Baines, Stephen.  The Yorkshire Mary Rose: The Ship General Carleton of  Whitby. UK: Blackthorn Press, 2010. Review in  Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord, XXI (January), 69-115.

Harris L. and Hermely, L.
2012      Leshikar Denton, Margaret and Pilar Luna Erreguerena. Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean. Review in International Journal of Heritage Studies 4  (July), 432-435.



Fieldwork and Project Reports


Harris, Lynn
1992    The Waccamaw-Richmond Hill Waterfront Project 1991: Laurel Hill Barge No. 2.  South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Research Manuscript Series No. 214.  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Harris, Lynn, Jimmy Moss and Carleton Naylor
1993    The Cooper River Survey: An Underwater Survey of the West Branch. South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Research Manuscript Series No. 218.  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Harris, Lynn   
1996    South Carolina's Underwater Archaeology Public Education Program and International Outreach Initiatives. Part I South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Research Manuscript Series   No. 218.  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Harris, Lynn
1996    Survey of Submerged Cultural Resources in the Ashley River, Dorchester County, South Carolina. South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Stephenson Award Publication Series.

Harris, Lynn and Carleton Naylor
1996    South Carolina's Submerged Heritage: An Underwater Archaeology Field Manual. South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.


Spirek, James, Christopher F. Amer, Joseph Beatty, Lynn Harris, and Carleton Naylor
1999     The Port Royal Sound Survey, Phase One: Preliminary Investigations of Intertidal and Submerged Resources in Port Royal Sound, Beaufort County, South Carolina. South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina.

Amer, Christopher F., Joseph Beatty, Lynn Harris, James Spirek, and Carleton Naylor
2004    A Management Plan for Known and Potential United States Navy Shipwrecks in South Carolina.  South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina.


Harris L. et. al.
2010       SS Eduard Bohlen, Meob Surf Boats and Grillenberger Diamond  Settlement:  Historical and Archaeological Assessments in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia. Report prepared for the National Heritage Agency, Namibia.

Harris L. et. al.
2011     Colonial Conundrums, Cannon Piles and Clear Water: Investigation of the Catalina Island Shipwreck, Dominican Republic. Report prepared for the Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático, Dominican  Republic.


Conference Proceedings


Harris, Lynn
1991    A Preliminary Historical and Archaeological Survey of the SS Robert Martin (1853). Proceedings of the 1991 Richmond Conference of Historical Archaeology.
 
Harris, Lynn
1996    Archaeological Resources in Mount Pleasant's Waters. Mount Pleasant's Archaeological Heritage Conference Proceedings, Dunes West, Mount Pleasant, September 1996.

Harris, Lynn and Carleton Naylor (Editors)
1997    South Carolina Maritime Archaeology Proceedings 1996.  South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Harris, Lynn
1997     Public Education and Submerged Small craft Documentation in South             Carolina. Museum Small Craft Association Transactions. Volume 3:46-53.


Contributions to Books

Harris, Lynn
1997    Contributions on South African Shipwrecks to: Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology. James P. Delgado (ed.), British Museum Press, London.

Harris, Lynn
2002    Underwater Heritage and the Diving Community.  Barbara J. Little, Public Benefits of Archaeology. Chapter 6:59-73. University Press of Florida, Gainsville.