Lectures & Papers


Geophysicality and Defining the Maritime Archaeosphere of the Red Sea: Hypotheticals to Practicalities. Ports, Piracy and Profit Ways and Means in Historical Maritime Trade, University of Copenhagen, 10 December 2015.


Nautical Archaeology Surveys Near Jeddah: 2012-2013. Proceedings of Red Sea VII: The Red Sea and the Gulf. Two Alternative Maritime Routes in the Development of Global Economy, from the Late Prehistory to Modern Times- The seventh international conference on the peoples of the Red Sea region and their environment, 26-30 May 2015, Napoli, Italy.


Nabataean Seafaring and the Search for Shipwrecks in the Red Sea. “The Second International Conference on the Nabataean Culture” Provo, Utah, USA. 6 – 9 May 2015.


Was Noah’s Ark a Sewn Boat? California Museum of Ancient Art, Los Angeles, California, 2 November 2015.


Shipwreck Archaeology in the Red Sea, and the Potential for Exploration along the East African Littoral. Exploring China’s Ancient Links to Africa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 29-31 October, 2014.


Discerning the Ark of the Gilgamesh Epic: A Symbiosis of the Textual and the Physical. Third Baghdad International Conference on Translation: “Translation is a Means of Communication Among Cultures” 7-9 May 2013.


The Marburg Nautical Archaeology Survey: Explorations for harbors and shipwrecks on the central Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Red Sea Conference VI, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, 16-19 March 2013.


Beyond the Desert Fringe: The Marburg Nautical Archaeology Survey in Saudi Arabia. Meeting of the Scientific Committee of VDST- Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher, Offenbach. 7 December 2012.


Beyond the Desert Fringe: The Marburg Nautical Archaeology Survey in Saudi Arabia. Philipps-Universität Marburg. 22 November 2012.


Between Land and Sea: Some Introductory Comments and Observations on the Archaeology of Coastal Landscapes. Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Chicago. With Kristoffer Damgaard, University of Copenhagen. 17 November 2012.


Nautical Archaeology at Philipps-Universität Marburg. AKUWA, Hannover 20 October 2012.


Beyond the Desert Fringe: New Maritime Surveys on the Central Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia. University of Copenhagen. 20 September 2012.


Student Seminar: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology. University of Copenhagen.  18 September 2012.


The Marsala Punic Warships- New Research on Old Ships on Behalf of their Function. Paper presented with Denise Averdung at In Poseidons Reich, Stralsund, Germany. 31 March 2012


Cabotage and Settlement: Environmental and Seafaring Factors affecting harbor placement in Phoenicia. Second Mare Nostrum Conference at Carthage: Phoenician Routes in the Mediterranean Sea.  20-23 September 2011


The Black Assarca Wreck.IWH Symposium- Arabia and the Red Sea after the Turning to the Common Era: Advancing the State of the Art.  Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg 15.-16. September 2011


Archaeological Research Underwater in Lebanon. Humbolt Universität zu Berlin, 16 May 2011


The Shipwreck at Black Assarca Island, Eritrea & Byzantine Seafaring on the Red Sea. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 9 May 2011


The Shipwreck at Black Assarca Island, Eritrea & Byzantine Seafaring on the Red Sea. Philips-Universität Marburg, 5 May 2011


Emerging Maritime Paradigms for the Bronze Age in Lebanon. In Poseidons Reich XVI, Heidelberg, 19 February 2011


Nautical Archaeology: A Personal Perspective. Marburg Rotary Club, 6 December 2010


Ships and Shipwrecks of the Bronze Age Mediterranean. Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg, 17 November 2010


Fifty Years Under the Sea. Philipps-Universität Marburg, 4 November 2010


The Ark of the Gilgamesh Epic. Knapp Chair Public Lecture, University of San Diego, 27 April 2010.


Die Häfen von Bybassos. Neue Forschungen auf der Karischen Chersones.  Internationales Symposion 24.–26. April 2009.  Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany.


The Shipwreck at Uluburun, Turkey: Remains of a Royal Trading Ship (1306 BC). AUB Archaeological Museum, American University of Beirut. 2007


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