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Jennifer McKinnon


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  • PhD, Florida State University
  • MA, Florida State University; BA, University of Florida
  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 252-328-6788
  • Office: Eller 203
  • Email: mckinnonje@ecu.edu

Jennifer McKinnon has a background in historical and maritime archaeology and cultural heritage management. She has worked in the US, Australia and the Pacific on sites ranging from the colonial period to WWII. Her research areas include Spanish colonial archaeology, archaeology and history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, conflict archaeology of WWII in the Pacific; landscape and seascape archaeology; in situ conservation and preservation, and community archaeology. Jennifer has published a number of book chapters and journal articles and recently co-edited (with Dr. Toni L. Carrell) a new book with Springer Press entitled, Underwater Archaeology of a Pacific Battlefield: The WWII Battle of Saipan. McKinnon is a Research Associate of Ships of Exploration and Discovery Research, Inc., a non-profit organization with which she has partnered to conduct WWII-related research in the Pacific.

Prior to teaching at ECU, she was a Senior Lecturer in Flinders University’s Program in Maritime Archaeology in South Australia (2006-2013) and a Senior Underwater Archaeologist with Florida’s Bureau of Archaeological Research, Department of State (2004-2006).

Books

McKinnon, J. and T. Carrell (eds.). 2015. Underwater Archaeology of a Pacific Battlefield: The WWII Battle of Saipan. Springer Press, New York.

Richards, V. and J. McKinnon (eds.). 2010. In Situ Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Public, Professionals and Preservation. The PAST Foundation, Columbus, Ohio.

Book Chapters

McKinnon, J.F. 2015. Underwater Archaeology of a WWII Battlefield. In J.F. McKinnon and T. Carrell (eds.), Underwater Archaeology of a Pacific Battlefield: The WWII Battle of Saipan. Springer Press, New York, pp. 1-14.

McKinnon, J.F. 2015. "They Drank Their Own Tears": Archaeology of Conflict Sites. In J.F. McKinnon and T. Carrell (eds.), Underwater Archaeology of a Pacific Battlefield: The WWII Battle of Saipan. Springer Press, New York, pp. 147-155. 

Raupp, J.T., J.F. McKinnon, P. Harvey and J. San Nicolas. 2015. The Archaeological Survey of WWII Underwater Cultural Heritage: A Multi-Agency, Collaborative Approach. In J.F. McKinnon and T. Carrell (eds.), Underwater Archaeology of a Pacific Battlefield: The WWII Battle of Saipan. Springer Press, New York, pp. 39-48.  

McKinnon, J. F. 2013. Difficult Heritage: Interpreting Underwater Battlefield Sites. In D. Scott-Ireton (ed.) Meeting Challenges in the Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Heritage - Between the Devil and the Deep. Springer Press, New York.  

McKinnon, J. 2007. Creating a Shipwreck Trail: Documenting the 1733 Spanish Plate Fleet wrecks. In Out of the Blue;Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources. Edited by J. H. Jameson Jr. and D. Scott-Ireton. Springer Press, pp.85-94.

Journal Articles

McKinnon, J.F., S. Nahabedian and J. Raupp. 2015. A Colonial Shipwreck in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.

McKinnon J.F. 2015. Memorialization, Graffiti and Artifact Movement: a Case Study of Cultural Impacts on WWII Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 10.1:11-27.  

Fowler, M., A. Roberts, J. McKinnon, C. O'Loughlin, F. Graham, K. Wanganeen and L. Irabinna Rigney. 2014. "They camped here always": 'Archaeologies of attachment' in a seascape context at Wardang Island (Waraldi/Wara-dharldhi) and Point Pearce Peninsula (Burgiyana), South Australia. Australasian Historical Archaeology 32:14-22.  

McKinnon, J., J. Mushynsky, and G. Cabrera. 2014. A Fluid Sea in the Mariana Islands: Community Archaeology and Mapping the Seascape of Saipan. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 9.1:59-79.  

McKinnon, J., D. Wesley, J. Raupp and I. Moffat. 2013. Chronological and Spatial Characteristics of the Anuru Bay Macassan Trepang Site: Using Geophysical Survey to Extend Site Knowledge. Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology.  

Roberts, A., J. McKinnon, C. O'Loughlin, K. Wanganeen, L.-I. Rigney, and M. Fowler. 2013. Combining Indigenous and Maritime Archaeological Approaches: Experiences and Insights from the '(Re)locating Narrunga Project', Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 8.1:77-99.  

Wesley, D., J. McKinnon and J. Raupp. 2012. Sails Set in Stone: A Technological Analysis of Non-Indigenous Watercraft Rock Art Paintings in North Western Arnhem Land. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 7.2:245-269.  

Fowler, M. and J. McKinnon. 2012. Giving a Name to a Place: Identifying Shipwrecks and Exploring Local Attitudes in Port MacDonnell, South Australia. Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 36:44-54.  

May, S., J. McKinnon, and J. Raupp. 2009. Boats on Bark: An Analysis of Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Bark Paintings Featuring Macassan Praus from the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, Northern Territory, Australia. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 38.2: 369 - 385.  

Ortmann, N., J. McKinnon and V. Richards. 2010. In Situ Preservation and Storage: Practitioner Attitudes and Behaviors. The Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 34:27-44.  

McKinnon, J., A. Smith, and I. Moffat. 2007. Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Shelter Huts. The Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 31:64-73. 

McKinnon, J. and D. Scott-Ireton. 2006. Florida's Mystery Wreck. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 35.2:187-194.

 

Proceedings

Harris, L. and J. McKinnon. 2015. A Job Market and Benchmarking Survey of Maritime Archaeology. Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology Conference Proceedings, Vol 9: 125-130.

McKinnon, J.F and S. Bell. 2014. Site Formation Processes of Sunken Aircraft: A Case Study of Four WWII Aircraft in Saipan's Tanapag Lagoon. Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology Conference Proceedings, Vol. 8: 287-293.  

McKinnon, J.F. 2014. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: A Case Study in Developing a Program of Protecting Underwater Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. Honolulu, Hawaii.  

McKinnon, J.F. 2014. Feasibility study on capacity building in underwater cultural heritage in the Pacific. Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. Honolulu, Hawaii.  

McKinnon, J.F. 2011. Inclusion and Negotiation: Interpreting Underwater Battlefield Sites for the Public. Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. Manila, Philippines.  

McKinnon, J.F. and J. T. Raupp. 2011. The Potential for Research on Spanish Cultural Heritage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. Manila, Philippines.

Multimedia and Public Engagement

McKinnon, J.F. and T. Carrell. 2014. This is Our History, These are Our Stories. Production of four TV and radio Public Service Announcements on protecting WWII caves in Saipan, CNMI with Windward Media Productions.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ShipsOfDiscovery

McKinnon, J. and T. Carrell. 2012. WWII Maritime Heritage Trail: Battle of Saipan –18 minute interpretive film. Ships of Exploration and Discovery Research, Corpus Christi, Texas with Windward Media Productions. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ShipsOfDiscovery   

McKinnon, J.F. 2012. Battle of Saipan WWII Maritime Heritage Trail Website. 

http://www.pacificmaritimeheritagetrail.com   

Please refer to Dr. McKinnon's academia.edu page for further publications and research.