Select Publications

Many of these publications can be found free of charge on or on my website. Works pertaining to the Red Sea by myself and by my colleagues can also be found on the website of The Red Sea Institute for Anthropological Research 



“Nabataean Seafaring and the Search for Shipwrecks in the Red Sea.” Proceedings of The Second International Conference on the Nabataean Culture, Provo, Utah, USA. Deanship of Academic Research, The University of Jordan-Amman. Nabil I. Khairy, editor. Co-authored with Rupert A. Brandmeier. Pp. 11-24, 2016.

“Nautical Archaeology in the Red Sea: Toward the Illumination of the ‘Islamic Mare Nostrum’.” Journal of Islamic Archaeology. Pending.

“A Preliminary Report on a Coastal and Underwater Survey in the Area of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.” The American Journal of Archaeology, January 2015 (119.1): 125-136.

“Nautical Archaeology at Philipps-Universität Marburg: Academics and Research.” Nachrichtenblatt  Arbeitskreis Unterwasserarchäologie. Band 17 (2014): 95-97.

“The Marsala Punic Warships: Reconsidering their Nature and the Function of the ‘Ram’.” Co-authored with Denise Averdung. Skyllis (2012) 12.2: 125-131.

“The Maritime Archaeological Survey at Tell el Burak and Nearby Environs.” Bulletin d’archéologie et  d’architecture Libanaises (BAAL) 15 (2011): 281-290.

“The Harbor at Kirdirme, and the Byzantine Quay at Bybassos.” Forschungen auf der Karischen Chersones. In press.

“Geophysical and Theoretical Considerations on the Harbors of Bybassos in the Hellenistic Period.” Forschungen auf der Karischen Chersones. Co-authored with Christian Hübner and Birthe Hemeier. In press.

“Emerging Maritime Paradigms for the Bronze Age in Lebanon.” Skyllis 12.1(2012): 5-10.

“Harboring History: How the Phoenicians Tamed the Sea and Created an Empire” Gateway. Winter (2011): 40-42. American University of Beirut.

“A Clench-Fastened Boat in Kerala, India.” The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 39.1 (2010): 110-115.

“The Byzantine-Aksumite Period Shipwreck at Black Assarca Island, Eritrea.” Azania (2008) XLIII: 77-94.

“Seeking Early Bronze Age Mariners: Undersea at Tell Fadous-Kfarabida, Lebanon.” The INA Annual (2007): 42-47.

“The Underwater Survey at Tell Fadous-Kfarabida, Lebanon.” Bulletin d’archéologie et d’architecture Libanaises (BAAL) 11 (2007): 17-23.

“Was Noah’s Ark a Sewn Boat?” Biblical Archaeology Review 31.3, May/June (2005): 18-56.

“Shipwreck in a Coconut Grove: The Kadakkarapally Boat.” INA Quarterly 31.2 (2004): 3-9.

“Traditional Arabian Watercraft and The Ark of the Gilgamesh Epic: Interpretations and Realizations.” Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 34 (2004): 231-238.

“Under the Erythraean Sea: An Ancient Shipwreck in Eritrea.” INA Quarterly 27.2/3 (2000): 3-12.

“The Aksumite Kingdom and Eritrea: The Historical Background.” INA Quarterly 27. 2/3 (2000): 13.

“The “PIMA Code of Ethics.” The Broadside 3.1 (1996): 6-7. Pan-American Institute of Maritime Archaeology.

“‘Of No Significance.’ Part One: The Shipwrecks on Long Island’s Southern Shore.” The Artifact 1.1 (1996): 1-6. Institute for Marine Archaeology.

“The Ships of Eden: Nautical Archaeology in Bahrain.” INA Quarterly 20.2 (1993): 13-18.


Books/Monographs/Edited Volumes

Editor. On sea and ocean: new research on Phoenician seafaring. Proceedings of the symposion held in Marburg, June 23-25, 2011 at Archäologisches Seminar, Philipps-Universität Marburg. Marburger Beiträge zur Archäologie, Band 2. Eigenverlag des Archäologischen Seminars der Philipps-Universität. 2015.

Waterschip ZN42I: A Clenched-Lap Fishing Vessel from Flevoland, The Netherlands. Nederlands Instituut voor Scheeps- en onderwater Archeologie/ROB. 1996.

The Ark in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Traditional Sewn Boat of the Indian Ocean World. Neda Shakur, Arabic translator. Dar al-Mamoon, Baghdad. Under Contract.


Book sections/chapters

“A survey for shipwrecks, submerged settlements and seafaring technology in Bahrain.” In Shipwrecks Around the World: Revelations of the Past, Sila Tripati, editor, New Delhi: Delta Book World, 2015, pp. 156–175.

“Unterwasserarchäologie in Libanon- Eine Reise in die Verganenheit und Gegenwart.” In Archäologie im Mittelmeer, Michaela Reinfeld, editor. Philipp von Zabern, 2013, pp. 109-117.

“The Results of the 2007 Underwater Survey.” In Tell Fadous-Kfarabida I: the Site and its Environment. Hermann Genz, editor. Archaeological Report Series, ASOR. In press.

“The Marine Survey.” In The Tell el-Burak Archaeological Project Volume 1. Area I-II: Final Report on the Middle Bronze Age and Late Medieval Age Remains of the 2001-2011 Seasons of Excavation. Jens Kamlah and Hélène Sader, eds. In press.


Book Reviews

 Archaeological Oceanography by Robert Ballard, et al. Historical Archaeology 44.4 (2010): 142-143.



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