Lagos 2006 Summer School


 

Team:

Filipe Castro - Instructor and PI (NAP)

Dr. Filipe Castro received a Licenciatura in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 1984, an M.B.A. from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University in 2001. He has conducted most of his research in Portugal. As a manager, he was part of the team who in 1997 created the Centro Nacional de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática, the Portuguese state agency for nautical archaeology. Since then he has directed or participated in the study of several shipwrecks, mostly from the period of European maritime expansion.

 

 

Tiago Fraga - Co-PI and City Underwater Archaeologist (NAP and CMLagos)

Tiago Fraga studied history at the Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa, and is currently finishing is M.A. at Texas A&M University. Worked in the Center of Underwater and Nautical Archaeology from 1997 to 2000, for the Portuguese Institute of Archaeology in 2001 and is currently employed by the Municipality of Lagos. Has directed several archaeological projects and presented in several international conferences. Currently directs the Underwater Cultural Heritage Survey of Lagos.

 

 

Pearce Paul Creasman - Co-PI and Dive Safety Officer (NAP)

Pearce Paul Creasman is a PhD student in Texas A&M University's nautical archaeology program. He received his master's degree in 2005 for his thesis titled The Cairo Dahshur Boats and continues his study of the maritime history of ancient Egypt. Current research interests also include museum studies, technological applications in archaeology, naval timber, the America's prior to 1800, and manuscripts. He has held fellowships and scholarships from the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, U.S. Southern Regional Academic Board, National Work Merit, L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. He is a member of Phi Sigma Tau, Golden Key Honor Society, and an Eagle Scout.

 

 

Alexis Catsambis (NAP)

Alexis Catsambis is a doctorate student at the Nautical Archaeology Program of Texas A&M University. He received his Joint Honours Bachelors Degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Birmingham (U.K.). In the field, he has participated in underwater and terrestrial surveys and excavations throughout the Mediterranean, and has also been involved with the conservation and digital reconstruction of sites and artifacts. He has acted as a consultant to the museums and state authorities regarding nautical and underwater archaeology and has received scholarships and fellowships from the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, and the SeaSpace Education fund. He has also created and maintains
www.UnderwaterArchaeology.gr.

 

 

Bryana Dubard (NAP)

Bryana DuBard received a Bachelor of Arts degree in European History from the University of California, San Diego in 2005. Following graduation she participated in archaeological survey and field work for the County of San Diego. She is currently enrolled in the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University where she studies Iberian seafaring. She is presently researching the nautical history of Panama during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

 

 

Luis de Jesus (CMLagos)

Luis de Jesus is in the senior year of the course Cultural Heritage Management in Universidade do Algarve, Portugal. In 2005 in attended the course of technicians and guides for underwater archaeology from Hipocausto. He as participated in several excavations underwater and from the Palaeolithic period in and out of the country. In 2006 become involved as a technician of underwater archaeology in the Lagos underwater cultural heritage survey under the guidance of Tiago Fraga.

 

 

Samuel Koepnick (NAP)

Samuel Koepnick is an MA student at Texas A&M University. He received his Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Nevada Reno in 2005. He has worked on various archaeological sites ranging from early American Indian to historic mining towns. With training in computer science and physics he has also worked on various open-source software projects including security and multimedia solutions. His interests include implementation of modeling in archaeological settings and the practical dissemination of information to the public. He is a recipient of the Sterling scholarship as well the Regent's grant from Texas A&M University.

 

 

João Marreiros (CMLagos)

João Marreirosis in the senior year of the course Cultural Heritage Management in Universidade do Algarve, Portugal. In 2005 in attended the course of technicians and guides for underwater archaeology from Hipocausto. He as participated in several excavations underwater and from the Palaeolithic period in and out of the country. In 2006 become involved as a technician of underwater archaeology in the Lagos underwater cultural heritage survey under the guidance of Tiago Fraga.

 

 

George Schwarz - Dive Master (NAP)

George Schwarz received his BA in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati in 2003, and is currently working on his MA in Anthropology from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University. His undergraduate concentrations focused primarily on Mesoamerican archaeology and lithic technology. Present research for his Master's thesis involves medieval and post-medieval Iberian seafaring. Other academic interests include history of wooden shipbuilding technology, nautical manuscripts and treatises, and ethnographic studies involving contemporary wooden boat builders.

 

 

Logistical Support

 

Brett Ringsel

Brett Ringsel is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer with over three thousand dives. He has worked in the Bahamas, Caribbean, South Florida and Brasil as a divemaster on board cruise ships before becoming a 2nd engineer aboard mega yachts. He returned to Portugal where he managed 2 dive centres before opening Osmosis Dive Centre in Lagos with his partner.