Linda France Stine

StineAssociate Professor
Historical Archaeology
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
Email: lfstine@uncg.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

  • Landscape theory and method
  • African-American archaeology
  • Social inequality and material culture
  • Applied archaeology
  • Plantations and farmstead archaeology
  • Southeastern archaeology

Courses Taught

  • ATY 158:  Introduction to Archaeology Through World Prehistory
  • ATY 240:  Indigeous Towns and Temple Mounds: North American Archaeology
  • ATY 360:  Methods in Archaeology
  • ATY 370:  Historical Archaeology of the Modern World
  • ATY 440:  Colliding Worlds: Forming America
  • ATY 462:  Archaeology of the Southeastern United States
  • ATY 478:  Field Methods in Archaeology
  • ATY 479:  Analysis of Archaeological Data

Personal Statement

Historical archaeology is multi-disciplinary and lends itself to my investigations of past landscapes using remote sensing, archaeological methods, and documentary and oral research.  I evaluate how diverse individuals and social groups from the Trans-Atlantic region interacted across space and time, and contributed to southern culture.  I am examining how their contributions were expressed through material culture or the portable and fixed objects created within the landscape.  My Carolina, community-oriented work, includes battlefields, colonial villages, antebellum urban estates, industrial sites, and small plantations inhabited or visited by African-Americans, Irish, English, Native-Americans, Scots, Germans, and Quakers.


  • Carolina’s Historical Landscapes: Archaeological Perspectives, edited by Linda F. Stine, with the assistance of Martha Zierden, Lesley Drucker, and Christopher Judge.  (University of Tennessee Press, 1997)


  • 2006 Researching Past Communities Through University-Community Partnerships: Tannenbaum and Troublesome Creek Projects. Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, Vol. 13 (1): 21-23.  Edited by Lloyd Miller.
  • 2012 Eastern Piedmont Farmsteads and Plantations:  A Site File Expedition.  In The Archaeology of North Carolina: Three Archaeological Symposia, edited by Charles R. Ewen, Thomas R. Whyte, and R.P. Stephen Davis, Jr.  North Carolina Archaeological Council Publication Series No. 30. http://www.rla.unc.edu/ncac/Publications/index.html
  • 2012 Archaeological and Geophysical Research at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (GUCO) (31GF44**) Greensboro, North Carolina.  SEAC-02347. ARPA Permit GUCO 2011-001.  Edited and written by Linda F. Stine and Roy S. Stine with contributions by Jacob Turner, Elisabeth Nelson and Darren Shumate.  Prepared for the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the National Park Service’s Southeastern Archaeological Center and the National Park Service Atlanta Regional Offices.

Current Projects

My recent project continues to integrate on-going remotely sensed data and additional laboratory results into my interpretations of the Guilford Courthouse National Military site.  This site holds the remains of the colonial antebellum village of Martinville and represents the prime areas of the Third Line action during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.  I continue to investigate how this battle affected the planned community, with whom residents traded, and which social groups interacted in the town.  This project was supported by grants provided by the Guilford Battleground Company ($20,000), the National Park Service ($20,000), and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (~$8,000).  Recently I developed the thematic design and provided materials for the exhibit showcasing 2011-2013 results that is scheduled to run from September 14-October 26 at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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