- Professor of Anthropology
- Director, Campus Archaeology Program
- Adjunct Curator, MSU Museum
Twitter: @lynnegoldstein | @capmsu
- Mortuary Analysis
- Late Prehistoric Cultures of the Eastern Woodlands
- Landscape Use and Change
- Historic Archaeology
- Public Archaeology
LYNNE GOLDSTEIN is Professor of Anthropology at MSU, where she has been since 1996. She previously worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the majority of her research has focused on Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. In 2000, Goldstein completed a term as Editor of American Antiquity, the quarterly journal published by the Society for American Archaeology. She earned her BA in Anthropology from Beloit College in 1971, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 1976. Goldstein has authored numerous publications on archaeological topics, and has served and continues to serve on various national advisory committees on behalf of archaeology. She is especially focused on Great Lakes archaeology and on the analysis of mortuary practices.
Beginning in 2005, Goldstein created the Campus Archaeology Program – a research outreach and training program that focuses on the archaeology of MSU. The program is funded by the university and allows both graduate and undergraduate students to get real world experience in doing archaeology and interacting with various offices and people on and off campus.
In 2013, Goldstein is returning to the Aztalan site where she will try and collect some specific data to allow better interpretation of the site structure.
2010 Goldstein, Joseph T. Hefner, Kristin J. Sewell, and Michael Heilen. “Cultural Affinity, Identity, and Relatedness: Distinguishing Individuals and Cultural Groups in the Alameda-Stone Cemetery” (Chap. 6), in Deathways and Lifeways in the American Southwest, Volume 1(M Heilen and M Gray, eds.). Statistical Research, Inc., Technical Report 10-95, Tucson, AZ; pp. 143-155.
2010 Sewell, Kristin J., Michael Heilen, and Goldstein. “Deathways and Tucson’s Living Population 1860-1880” (Chap. 8), in Deathways and Lifeways in the American Southwest, Volume 1 (M Heilen and M Gray, eds.). Statistical Research, Inc., Technical Report 10-95, Tucson, AZ; pp. 217-235.
2010 Goldstein, Kristin J. Sewell, Michael Heilen, and Joseph T. Hefner“Mortuary Synthesis” (Chap. 9), in Deathways and Lifeways in the American Southwest, Volume 1 (M Heilen and M Gray, eds.). Statistical Research, Inc., Technical Report 10-95, Tucson, AZ; pp. 143-155
2010 “Summary, Comparisons, and Broader Implications of the Cemetery” (Chap. 10), inDeathways and Lifeways in the American Southwest, Volume 1 (M Heilen and M Gray, eds.). Statistical Research, Inc., Technical Report 10-95, Tucson, AZ; pp. 279-299.
2010 Goldstein and Roger Anyon. “Cemeteries, Consultation, Repatriation, Reburial, and Sacred Spaces Today” (Chap. 11), in Deathways and Lifeways in the American Southwest, Volume 1 (M Heilen and M Gray, eds.). Statistical Research, Inc., Technical Report 10-95, Tucson, AZ; pp. 301-313.
2010 “Aztalan Mortuary Practices Revisited,” Chapter 6 in Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective (Lynne P. Sullivan and Robert Mainfort, eds.) University of Florida Press, Gainesville; pp. 90-112.
2009 “Aztalan,” in Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia. Volume 2: Midwest and Great Plains/Rocky Mountains (Frank McManaman, ed.). Greenwood Publishing; pp. 136-139.
2009 “Effigy Mounds,” in Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia. Volume 2: Midwest and Great Plains/Rocky Mountains (Frank McManaman, ed.). Greenwood Publishing; pp. 121-126.
2008 “IRBs and Their Occasional Broader Impact,” Research Integrity Newsletter. Michigan State University Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Fall 2008.
2008 Goldstein and Robert A. Brinkmann “The Context of the Cemetery at Fort Ross: Multiple Lines of Evidence, Multiple Research Questions,” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 39:4:1-21.
2008 “Observations of an Anthropologist on Plastinated Bodies Exhibits,” Medical Humanities Report. 29:2:1-2. Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University.
2008 “Comment on the Regeneration of Life: Neolithic Structures of Symbolic Remembering and Forgetting” Current Anthropology 49:2:189-190.
2008 “Who Owns the Past?,” Encyclopedia of Archaeology (Deborah Pearsall, ed.) Vol. 3, pp. 2212-2214. Academic Press (Elsevier), New York.
2006 “Mortuary Analysis and Bioarchaeology,” in Bioarchaeology: A Contextual Approach, Lane A. Beck and Jane E. Buikstra, eds. Chapter 14. Elsivier Publishing.
2005 Birmingham, Robert A. and Lynne Goldstein Aztalan: Mysteries of an Ancient Indian Town. University of Wisconsin Press and Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison.
2004 “An Analysis of Plummets in the Lower Illinois River Valley,” in Aboriginal Ritual and Economy in the Eastern Woodlands: Essays in Memory of Howard Dalton Winters (Anne-Marie Cantwell, Lawrence Conrad, and Jonathan E. Reyman, editors). Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. XXX, Springfield. Kampsville Studies in Archeology and History, Volume 5; pp. 73-112.
2002 Goldstein and Donald H. Gaff “Recasting the Past: Examining Assumptions About Aztalan, In Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Western Great Lakes: Problems and Progress, edited by R, Jeske. The Wiscosnin Archeologist 83(2):98-110, Milwaukee.
2002 “Afterword – Visible Death: Mortuary Site and Mortuary Landscape in Diachronic Perspective,” The Space and Place of Death (Helaine Silverman and David B. Small, editors). Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 11; pp. 201-206.
2000 “Mississippian Ritual as Viewed through the Practice of Secondary Disposal of the Dead,” in Mounds, Modoc, and Mesoamerica: Papers in Honor of Melvin L. Fowler (Steven R. Ahler, editor). Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Volume XXVIII; pp. 193-205. Springfield.
1995 “Politics, Law, Pragmatics, and Human Burial Excavations: An Example from Northern California,” in Bodies of Evidence: Reconstructing History Through Skeletal Analysis (Anne L. Grauer, editor). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York; pp. 3-17.
1995 “Landscapes and mortuary practices: A case for regional perspectives,” in Regional Approaches to Mortuary Analysis (Lane Anderson Beck, editor). Plenum Press, New York; pp. 101-121.