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Donny Hamilton

George T. & Gladys H. Abell Professor of Nautical Archaeology, Yamini Family Chair in Nautical Archaeology
Professor (Retired)
  • (979) 845-6355
  • Anthropology 103B
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1975
Nautical Archaeology


historical and nautical archaeology, artifact conservation, North America and the Caribbean.

Current Research Projects:

La Belle and Westfield Shipwreck Conservation

Courses Taught:

ANTH 316/607 – Historical Archaeology
ANTH 605 – Conservation of Archaeology Material I
ANTH 606 – Conservation of Archaeology Material II

Current Graduate Students:

Robin Galloso

Selected and Recent Publications:

2017           Donny L. Hamilton, Helen Dewolf, and Peter D. Fix, in La Belle: The Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Ship of New World Colonization, Conservation, edited by James E. Bruseth, Amy A. Borgens, Bradford M. Jones, and Eric D. Ray. Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas, pp 60-80.

2016           Jessica R. Stika, Justin A. Parkhoff, and Donny L. Hamilton. The Conservation and Analysis of Artifacts from USS Westfield. Report submitted to the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District. 209 Pages.

2011           Catsambis, Alexis, Ben Ford, and Donny L. Hamilton. The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology, editors, Oxford University Press, New York. 1154 pages.

2011           Alexis Catsambis, Ben Ford, and Donny L. Hamilton. The Archaeological Role of Conservation in Maritime Archaeology, Donny L. Hamilton and C. Wayne Smith. In: The Oxford Handbook of Maitime Archaeology, editors, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 286-304.