Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Work currently in progress, or about to be begun, along with indication of when the project is likely to culminate and what form it will take:
Having served as archaeological director for the excavation of a 6th-century BC shipwreck discovered off the coast of Turkey at Pabuç Burnu (a project conducted under the auspices of George Bass and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology), I am preparing the publication of an article and monograph on the wreck. The site represents the only 6th-century shipwreck discovered in the eastern Mediterranean, and as such, offers a window into material evidence for trade and exchange practices during the archaic period. The publications involve a number of collaborators with expertise in ceramic typologies, ship construction, and organic and chemical analysis. Ongoing research includes the conservation and mending of ceramics from the site in the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology's Bodrum Research Center. More broadly within the field of underwater archaeology, I am exploring the overall picture of how shipwrecks contribute to our knowledge of ancient trade, the material evidence for shipboard ritual, and the implications of new technology for ethical issues in maritime archaeology.
My interest in ancient trade and travel extends from archaeology to the visual and literary cultures of the ancient world. Among my current projects are an investigation into the painted representation of Odysseus' travels, the poetic description of regional specialization in agricultural and luxury products, and the representation of the departure ceremony in archaic Greek poetry and art.
Work previously undertaken, research achievements or projects completed:
Forthcoming. "Amphora Capacities in Early Monetary Asia Minor: The Pabuç Burnu Shipwreck," Skyllis 6 (with M.L. Lawall).
2005. “Revising Illegitimacy: The Use of Epithets in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes,” CQ 55: 343-49.
2004. “Evidence for a Sixth-Century B.C. Lifeboat and its Anchor?” INA Quarterly 31.4: 12-18 (with M.E. Polzer).
2003. "Endless Summer: The 2002 Excavation Season at Pabuç Burnu, Turkey,” INA Quarterly 30.1: 3-11.
2003. "2002 Yili Pabuç Burnu Kazisi Ön Raporu" (Preliminary Report of the 2002 Excavation at Pabuç Burnu). Kazi Sonuçlari Toplantisi 25.2. Ankara: 187-94 (with G.F. Bass).
2001. “The 2000 Reconnaissance Project in Butrint, Albania,” INA Quarterly 28.3: 16-21.
1995. “Albania’s Adriatic Coast: An Unexplored Region of the Mediterranean,” INA Quarterly 22.2: 9-11 (with P. van Alfen).
1995. “The Critical Element of the Embarkation Scenes in the Odyssey,” GRBS 36: 217-30.
2005. “An Archaic Shipwreck Finally Reaches Port: Pabuç Burnu, Turkey,” in G.F. Bass, ed. Beneath the Seven Seas. London: 59-63.
Forthcoming. "Discovery and Excavation: The 2001 Submersible Survey and the 2002 Excavation at Pabuç Burnu, Turkey," in H. Tzalas, ed. Tropis VIII: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Ship Construction in Antiquity, August 2002 (with G.F. Bass) forthcoming.
2002. "Excavating a Sixth-Century B.C. Shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu (Pabuç Burnu’nda milattan önce VI. yüzyila ait bir gemi batigi kazisi)," Sualti Bilim ve Teknoloji Toplantisi: Bildiriler Kitabi. Istanbul: 259-78 (with G.F. Bass).
Excavation and survey work directed:
Pabuç Burnu Shipwreck Excavation (INA), Archaeological Director. 2002-present
Albanian Coastal Reconnaissance Project (Butrint Foundation and INA), Director. June 2000.
Research Grants held (including dates) and Research Awards or Honours:
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Wellesley College (2003-05).
Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities, Princeton University (2000-01).
Stanley Seeger Award, Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University (2000).
Thomas F. Curley III Award, Department of Classics, Princeton University (2000).
Council on Regional Studies Dissertation Research Grant, Princeton University (2000).
Program in the Ancient World Travel Grant, Princeton University (1999, 2000, 2002).
Fulbright Fellowship to Albania (1995-96).
Areas of Research Interest (in brief):
Greek art and archaeology; nautical archaeology; archaeological ethics; archaic and classical Greek literature, especially tragic and epic poetry; literary and artistic reception in antiquity and beyond.