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Nautical Archaeology Publications

The Studies in Nautical Archaeology Series (SINA)  was established in 1995 to share research on all aspects of nautical archaeology of the seas, lakes, and rivers of the world during all time periods.  Special emphasis has been placed on the history of maritime technology.  Ship iconography and trade are also important considerations.

The series has so far highlighted the research of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the graduate theses and dissertations of Nautical Archaeology Program students, but all authors are invited to submit manuscripts on maritime technology and related subjects.

The SINA Series is published by Texas A&M University Press and is distributed in Europe by Chatham Publishing, London.

The Studies in Nautical Archaeology Series and Nautical Archaeology Series have now been combined into the Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series. Below is a list of links pertaining to the combined series. Members of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology get a 30% discount on all of the books in this series!

Publications in the Nautical Archaeology series include:

Bass, George F. and van Doorninck, Frederick H. 1982. Yassi Ada Vol. I: A Seventh-Century Byzantine Shipwreck

Casson, L and Steffy, J. Richard. 1991. The Athlit Ram

Steffy, J. Richard. 1994. Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks

Oertling, Thomas J.  1996. Ships’ Bilge Pumps: A History of Their Development, 1500–1900

Simmons, Joe J.  III.  1997. Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations aboard European Ships of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries

Mott, Lawrence V. 1997. The Development of the Rudder: A Technological Tale

Mark, Samuel.  1997. From Egypt to Mesopotamia: A Study of Predynastic Trade Routes

Wachsmann, Shelley. 1997. Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant

Martin, Lillian Ray.  2001. The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats

Bratten, John R. 2002. The Gondola Philadelphia and the Battle of Lake Champlain

Smith, C. Wayne. 2002. Archaelogical Conservation Using Polymers: Practical Applications for Organic Artifact Stabilization

Kane, Adam I. 2004. The Western River Steamboat

Hocker, Frederick M., and Cheryl A. Ward, eds. 2004. The Philosophy of Shipbuilding: Conceptual Approaches to the Study of Wooden Ships

Bass, George F., Sheila Matthews, J. Richard Steffy, and Frederick H. van Doorninck, Jr. 2004. Serçe Limani: An Eleventh-Century Shipwreck Vol. 1, The Ship and Its Anchorage, Crew, and Passengers

Mark, Samuel. 2005. Homeric Seafaring

McCarthy, Michael. 2005. Ships’ Fastenings: From Sewn Boat to Steamship

Castro, Filipe Viera De.  2005.  The Pepper Wreck:  A Portuguese Indiaman at the Mouth of the Tagus River

Corbin, Annalies.  2006. The Life and Times of the Steamboat Red Cloud

Wachsmann, Shelley. 2008. Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant

Bass, George, Lledo, Berta, Matthews, Shelia, and Brill, Robert. 2009. Serçe Limani, Vol 2: The Glass of an Eleventh-Century Shipwreck

Wachsmann, Shelley. 2009. The Sea of Galilee Boat

Søreide, Fredrik. 2011. Ships from the Depths: Deepwater Archaeology

Broadwater, John D. 2012. USS Monitor: A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Voyage

Delgado, James P. 2012. Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine Iron, Guns, and Pearls

Eiseman, Cynthia, and Ridgway, Brunilde. 2012. The Porticello Shipwreck: A Mediterranean Merchant Vessel of 415-385 B.C

Hoving, A. J. 2012. Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age

Steffy, Loren C. 2012. The Man Who Thought like a Ship

Wachsmann, Shelley. 2012. The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context

Bruseth, James E. 2014. La Belle, The Ship that Changed History

Crisman, Kevin J. 2014. Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812

Riess, Warren Curtis. 2014. The Ship that Held Up Wall Street

Sasaki, Randall James. 2015. The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire

Carlson, Deborah N, Leidwanger Justin, and Kampbell, Sarah M. Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassiada, Turkey

Johnston, Paul F. 2015. Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra’s Barge in Hawai’i

Ragan, Mark K. 2015. Conferedrate Saboteurs: Building the Hunley and Other Secret Weapons of the Civil War

Van Duivenvoorde, Wendy. 2015. Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding: The Archaeological Study of Batavia and Other Seventeenth-Century VOC Ships

Delgado, James P., Kerby, Terry, Price, Stephen, Cremer, Maximilian D. Van Tilburg, Hans K. Varmer, Ole and Matthews, Russell. 2016. The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor

McManamon SJ, John M. 2016. Caligula’s Barges and the Renaissance Origins of Nautical Archaeology Under Water

Bruseth, James E., Borgens, Amy A., Jones, Bradford M., and Ray, Eric D., editors. 2017. La Belle: The Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Vessel of New World Colonization

Ford, Benjamin. 2018. The Shore is a Bridge: The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Lake Ontario

Von der Porten, Edward. 2019. Ghost Galleon: The Discovery and Archaeology of the San Juanillo on the Shores of Baja California

McCarthy, Michael. 2022. Ship’s Fastenings: From Sewn Boat to Steamship

Riess, Warren. 2023. Studying the Princess Carolina: Anatomy of the Ship that Held Up Wall Street