Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor of Nautical Archaeology
Dr. Pulak holds the Frederick R. Mayer Fellowship in Nautical Archaeology. He is also the Vice-President for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) in Turkey. Dr. Pulak specializes in Bronze Age seafaring, maritime trade, and techology, and is currently involved with the research and publication of his latest shipwreck excavation, the Late Bronze Age shipwreck at Uluburn, Turkey. His related areas of interest are ship construction, seafaring, and nautical archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean from prehistory to post-medieval times. Since entering the field of nautical archaeology in 1975, Dr. Pulak has excavated three shipwreck sites, ranging in date from the Late Bronze Age through the 16th century A.D., and participated in the excavation and underwater investigation of many other shipwrecks. He has been directing INA's annual shipwreck surveys in Turkey since 1982, and has conducted extensive research in the Mediterranean and the Aegean. The results of his research have been published widely in professional and popular publications. His teaching interests include undergraduate and graduate courses in nautical archaeology.
Interests: Late Bronze Age maritime trade, technology, seafaring, and nautical archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean