Deborah Carlson is a classical archaeologist specializing in trade and seafaring in the ancient Mediterranean. She participated in terrestrial excavations at ancient sites in Italy and Greece before assisting Dr. George Bass with the excavation of a Classical Greek merchant ship wrecked off the Aegean coast of Turkey at Tektaş Burnu, which she is currently preparing for publication. Deborah is also the president of INA and the archaeological director of INA's excavation of a Late Hellenistic shipwreck at Kizilburun, Turkey. She has published in the American Journal of Archaeology, the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Hesperia, and is the 2010-11 Joukowsky lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America’s National Lecture Program. Deborah teaches courses in Greek and Roman Archaeology, Classical Seafaring, Mediterranean Pottery, and Latin.
Interests: Ancient shipwrecks and maritime traditions, Greek and Roman amphoras and pottery, the construction and operation of ancient harbors, Latin prose and poetry.
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