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Marzamemi 2 “Church Wreck”

Fieldwork in southeast Sicily between 2013 and 2019 focused on the early 6th-century CE Marzamemi 2 wreck, or “church wreck,” which carried 100 tons of prefabricated architectural elements.

Yassıada Shipwreck

Excavated off the Bodrum peninsula, Turkey, in the early 1960s by George Bass, this 7th-century CE shipwreck offers unique insights into the logistics of state-driven transportation and life onboard.

Vendicari Maritime Landscape Project

Survey and test excavations since 2018 aim to bring to light the maritime landscape and long-term dynamics of the fishing and trading community at Vendicari in southeast Sicily.

Boats of Contemporary Displacement

Since 2013, work has focused on documentation of the ephemeral material culture of boats and the foregrounding of human experience of those undertaking the dangerous central Mediterranean crossing.

Amphora Standardization

Research on the serial production of amphoras ranging from regional Archaic Aegean jars to the widely produced Late Roman types investigates the impact of maritime technologies on socioeconomic development.

Pabuç Burnu Shipwreck

Excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in 2002 and 2003, the early 6th-century BCE shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu, Turkey, offers evidence for developing systems of Archaic production and exchange.

Project ‘U Mari

Project 'U Mari explores the diverse maritime heritage of life with—and connections across—the Mediterranean from a key vantage point at the tip of southeast Sicily.

Modeling Connectivity

Research explores the theories and methods of modeling the social and spatial worlds of interaction, both on the dynamic seas of antiquity and throughout the extended hinterlands of its ports.

Burgaz Harbors Project

Intensive explorations undertaken between 2011 and 2016 at Burgaz, southwest Turkey, explored the history of the settlement’s four harbors and their changing connections to local, regional, and international networks.

Underwater Cultural Heritage

Awareness and advocacy for the preservation and valorization of underwater cultural heritage have been an ongoing emphasis of the lab’s work and directly inform practices in the field.