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Christopher Dostal

Dr. Christopher Dostal
Director of Conservation Research Laboratory, Director of Analytical Archaeology Laboratory, Director of Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation
Assistant Professor
  • Anthropology 102
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PhD, Texas A&M University, 2017
Nautical Archaeology


Historical-period maritime archaeology in North America and Western Europe, the conservation and long-term preservation of waterlogged archaeological artifacts, in situ preservation and documentation techniques for underwater archaeological sites, X-ray fluorescence elemental analysis of archaeological artifacts, digital imaging and 3D modeling of archaeological artifacts, and public outreach.

Courses Taught:

ANTH 689 – Analytical Methods in Archaeology and Conservation

ANTH 617 – Conservation of Archaeological Materials III

Current Graduate Students:

Eden Boric, Jonathan Henneberry, Benjamin Ioset, Ryan Theis, Claire Zak, Megan Crutcher

Selected and Recent Publications:

2018            Photogrammetric Texture Mapping: A Method for Increasing the Fidelity of 3D Models of Cultural Heritage Materials, with Kotaro Yamafune. (Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 18C pp. 430-436)

2017           Recording, Publishing, and Reconstructing Wooden Shipwrecks, with Castro, F, Bendig, C, Berube, M, Budsberg, N, Monteiro, A, Smith, C, Torres, R, and Yamafune, K. (Journal of Maritime Archaeology, )