UNCG Archaeology Program
Dr. Linda France Stine, Registery of Professional Archaelogoists
Director, Archaeology Program Laboratory
Brown Room 2, UNCG Campus
About the Laboratory
The archaeology laboratory provides "hands-on" training to students
and volunteers. Study collections, grants, and cultural resource management
(CRM) contracts proved data from both prehistoric and historic archaeological
sites. We are interested in diverse types of sites ranging from historic cemeteries
to prehistoric camp or quarry sites to Revolutionary industrial, agrarian
or military sites. The archaeology of more recent time periods is also very
important. We are interested in understanding how regional landscapes change,
and how factors in the natural and cultural environment interact and affect
one another over time.
At present we are working at City of Greensboro's Tannenbaum Historic Park
to investigate the Hoskins House site. Results from archaeological survey
and testing will be used to figure out when people first lived at the extant
log cabin site. The Hoskins farmstead served as a staging ground for the British
during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781. Does the present
structure date to the 1780's? Or does it date to the 1850's, as suggested
by a dendrochronology park study? How does the
landscape compare in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries? These are the kinds
of questions we are addressing.
The archaeology laboratory also houses digital and graphic data on the site
of Mochlos, Crete. Student interns, volunteers and assistants digitize ceramic
and masonry features for analysis and ultimately for publication.
Students occasionally have a chance to participate in a regional field project
either as volunteers or as paid archaeological technicians, depending upon
experience. Students learn how to record all shovel test excavation data in
forms such as unit level and feature forms, bag lists, photographic logs and
personal fieldnotes. They are taught survey and excavation methods.
Students acquire methods of cleaning, sorting, labeling and cataloging artifacts
in the laboratory. With experience students learn to analyze the materials,
test hypotheses and develop report writing skills.
Interested students should contact Dr. Stine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not have to be an archaeology major to volunteer in the laboratory.