Lawrence E. Babits (Ph.D., Brown)
Dr. Lawrence Babits (Emeritus) has extensive experience in maritime and military and is also specialist in material culture and military history. In 2000, he was designated a George Washington Distinguished Professor of History, North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati. He was the McCann-Taggert Lecturer for the American Institute of Archaeology in 1995,and named a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians in 2007. Babits teaches classes in method and theory of nautical archaeology, material culture, field schools, and military history.
Monographs and Books
2009 Fields of Conflict: Battlefield Archaeology from the Roman Empire to the Korean War. Potomac Books, Washington, D.C.(co-edited with Douglas Scott and Charles Haeker).
2008 Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC (co-authored with Joshua B. Howard).
2006 Fields of Conflict: Battlefield Archaeology from the Roman Empire to the Korean War. Praeger Security International, Westport, CT (co-edited with Douglas Scott and Charles Haecker).
2004 "Fortitude and Forbearance" The North Carolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783. Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC (co-authored with Joshua Howard).
2002 Southern Campaigns. Eastern National, Philadelphia, PA.
1998 A Devil of a Whipping - The Battle of Cowpens. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.
1998 Maritime Archaeology - A Guide to Theoretical and Substantive Contributions . Plenum Press, New York, NY (co-edited with Hans Van Tilburg).
1998 Underwater Archaeology 1998. Society for Historical Archaeology, Tucson, AZ (co-edited with Catherine Fach and Ryan Harris).
2006 Pirate Imagery. In X Marks the Spot, Charles Ewen and Russell Skrownek, editors. University Press of Florida, Gainesville (with Matthew Brenckle and Joshua Howard).
2001 Maritime Archaeology in North Carolina. In The International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology , Carol V. Ruppe and Janet F. Barstad, editors. Plenum Press, New York, NY.
2001 "Book Archaeology" of the Cowpens Battlefield. In Fields of Conflict: Progress and Prospect in Battlefield Archaeology, British Archaeological Reports International Series 958:117-126, P. W. M. Freeman and A. Pollard, editors.
Archaeopress, Oxford, UK. 2000 A Derelict Small Boat Survey, Pamlico Drainage, North Carolina, USA. Down the River to the Sea, 8 th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Gdansk, Poland (with Annalies Corbin).
2004 Reproducing a Periauger. Sea History Winter, No.109:15-17.
2001 Pirates. Tributaries 11:7-13.
1999 1785 Common Sailors' Clothing and a Ship's Camboose from the General Carleton of Whitby in Underwater Archeology 1998, pp. 61-66, Society for Historical Archaeology, Tucson, Arizona. (Co-Authored with Waldemar Ossowski, Museum Morskie, Gdansk, Poland).
1998 Rapport de Fouilles Relatif aux Vestiges Francais de la Guerre de l'Independence Americaine Trouves a Savannah, Georgie, Aux Etats-Unis. Carnet de la Sabretache 135:15-16, 29-30 (with Thomas Babits).
1997 Reconstructing the 1740 Scoutboat Savannah. Transactions 3:14-22 (with Deirdre O'Regan).
1997 Locating the Small Boat in the Archaeological Record: A Model from the North Carolina Sounds. Transactions 3:34-45 (with Annalies C. Kjorness).
1996 A Working Definition of "Periauger." Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. Society for Historical Archaeology, Tucson. pp. 22-28.
1995 Rubber Poncho and Blankets from the Union Transport Maple Leaf. Military Collector and Historian XLVII (2):60-68.
1995 Bullets from the Maple Leaf. Military Collector and Historian XLVII (3):119-126.
1995 Supplying the Southern Army, March 1780-September 1781. Military Collector and Historian XLVII (4): 163-171.
1994 Exploring a Civil War Sidewheeler. Archaeology 47(5):48-50.