Welcome to the page for Dr. Wayne Smith's Spring 2013 Anth 316 Class.

Syllabus - There are links embedded into the syllabus that will bring you to lecture summaries!

Instructor: Dr. C. Wayne Smith
Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:45PM-2:00PM
Location: HECC Room209
Office Hours: Bolton Room 309 Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:00am or by appointment.

Phone Number: (979) 845-6692

E-mail contact: silicone@tamu.edu

TA: José Luis Casabán – E-mail contact: jlcasaban@tamu.edu

Course objective
This course is intended to give undergraduate students a thorough introduction to the history and theoretical basics of nautical archaeology as a discipline, to fundamental concepts in nautical science relevant to the study of the history of seafaring, and to expose them to key developments in the history of ancient seafaring.


Useful Links

Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University

Nautical Archaeology Program (TAMU)

Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA)



Text Book

Beneath the seven seas : adventures with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology
- Edited by George F. Bass: Evans Call Number = CC77.U5 B45 2005

Wooden ship building and the interpretation of shipwrecks
- By J. Richard Steffy: Evans Call Number = VM144 .S73 1994

I recommend reading these books at Evans (and not checking it out).
--- Give other class-mates a chance to read as well!