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. In 2013 she was presented with the Gerald E. Morris Prize by the Fellows of the G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport for an article best representing Maritime scholarship. 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. In 2014 she received an internal East Carolina University Interdisciplinary grant. The main objective of the grant is to select eight diverse examples of coastal cultural heritage (on land or underwater) in Hanover and Brunswick Counties which are either vulnerable (eroding shorelines, disintegrating structures) or have potential to be highlighted and utilized for sustainable tourism. This is a collaborative interdisciplinary East Carolina University research team. It includes five faculty members (geography, geology, anthropology, maritime studies and sustainable tourism) and their graduate students. Currently, she serves as the internship coordinator 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.
2014 Patroons and Periaguas: Enslaved Watermen and Watercraft of of the Low Country. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC.
2014 African Canoe to Plantation Crew: Tracing African Memory and Legacy:Coriolis: Interdisciplinary Journal of Maritime Studies 4.2:35-52.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
1997 Contributions on South African Shipwrecks to: Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology. James P. Delgado (ed.), British Museum Press, London.
2002 Underwater Heritage and the Diving Community. Barbara J. Little, Public Benefits of Archaeology. Chapter 6:59-73. University Press of Florida, Gainsville.