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Stephen DeCasien Published in Journal of Ancient History

Posted November 21, 2021

Stephen DeCasien, a 3rd year NAP Ph.D. student, was published in the lastest volume of the Journal of Ancient History! His article “Ancient Roman Naval Rams as Objects of Phallic Power” explores the political and gendered meanings of the naval ram within Roman society.

George Bass Book Cover for Meltem

An Archaeological Thriller

Posted October 23, 2021

Did you know that NAP’s own late Dr. George Bass wrote a murder mystery? “Meltem: An Archaeological Thriller” is set along the coast of Turkey, near where some of his own groundbreaking excavations took place! The thriller, currently available in Turkish, is just the mood for Halloween!

David Ruff '19 investigating shipwrecks off the Albanian coast

Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation

Posted October 20, 2021

The Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC) is a research center at Texas A&M University with the goal of keeping the NAP at the forefront of nautical, maritime, and underwater archaeology research. Interdisciplinary research alliances allow CMAC to expand our expertise in artifact conservation, advanced underwater mapping technology, and ship reconstruction.


Where In the World are our Former Students?

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    Nicolle Hirschfeld

    Working at Uluburun and earning my M.A. through NAP have been fundamental to shaping my person and career -- in terms of academic identity, knowledge, skills, and professional relationships -- and privileging me with adventures and memories and friends for a lifetime.

Nautical Archaeology Program
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352 USA

Cemal Pulak, Program Coordinator

Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77841-5137 USA

Chris Dostal, Director

Conservation Research Laboratory
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352 USA
Phone: (979) 862-7791
Fax: (979) 845-6399

Chris Dostal, Director

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