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Cemal Pulak

Dr. Cemal Pulak
Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor of Nautical Archaeology and Nautical Archaeology Program Coordinator
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PhD, Texas A&M University, 1996
Nautical Archaeology


Late Bronze Age maritime trade, technology, seafaring, and nautical archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean

Courses Taught:

ANTH 316 – Introduction to Nautical Archaeology
ANTH 323 – Nautical Archaeology of the Mediterranean
ANTH 611 – Nautical Archaeology
ANTH 615 – History of Shipbuilding Technology

Current Graduate Students:

Stephen DeCasien, Rachel Matheny, Laura White

Selected and Recent Publications:

2015          Pulak, C., R. Ingram, and M. Jones. Eight Shipwrecks from the Theodosian Harbor Excavations at Yenikapı in Istanbul, Turkey: an Introduction. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. 44.1: 39-73.

2015          Pulak, C., R. Ingram, and M. Jones. “The Shipwrecks at Yenikapı: Recent Research in Byzantine Shipbuilding,” in Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassıada, Turkey, edited by D.N. Carlson, J. Leidwanger, and S.M. Kampbell. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, pp. 102- 115.

2014          Pulak, C., R. Ingram, and M. Jones. Galleys and Merchantmen: Shipwrecks of Portus Theodosiacus, Yenikapı-Istanbul. TINA Maritime Archaeology Periodical 1(May): 8-25. (Also in Turkish)

2010          Pulak, C. Uluburun Shipwreck. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (Ca. 3000-1000 BC). E. H. Cline (ed.). Oxford University Press, pp. 862-876.

2008         Pulak, C. The Uluburun Shipwreck and Late Bronze Age Trade. In Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. J. Aruz, K. Benzel, and J.M. Evans (eds.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog, pp. 288-305, artifact catalog: 306-310, 313-321, 324-333, 336-342, 345-348, 350-358, 366-378, 382-385.