The Raphael Patai Memorial Lectureship Series
Shelley Wachsmann will give a talk, "Deep Submergence Archaeology: The Final Frontier."
Wachsmann is the Meadows associate professor of biblical archaeology at Texas A&M University. Before arriving at Texas A&M, he served as the inspector of underwater antiquities for Israel's Department of Antiquities and Museums from 1976 to 1989. As the department's resident nautical archaeologist, he was responsible for discovering, recording and protecting Israel's nautical heritage. Wachsmann also conducted extensive research in the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee.
Wachsmann is the author of numerous scientific and popular publications and is the author of four books, the most recent of which is "Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant," published by the Texas A&M University Press.
Wachsmann teaches courses in biblical archaeology, bronze age seafaring and deep-submergence archaeology. He is currently completing a book on a remarkable wooden ship model from Gurob, Egypt, and also directs the deep-water Danaos Project, which aims to reconstruct the ancient trade route between Crete and Egypt.