• Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor of Nautical Archaeology and Nautical Archaeology Program Coordinator
  • Professor
Research Areas
  • Nautical Archaeology
  • Phone: 979-845-6697
  • Email: pulak@tamu.edu
  • Office: Anthropology 128A
  • Document: CV
Cemal Pulak


Courses Taught:

  • ANTH 316 – Introduction to Nautical Archaeology
  • ANTH 323 – Nautical Archaeology of the Mediterranean
  • ANTH 611 – Nautical Archaeology
  • ANTH 615 – History of Shipbuilding Technology

Current Graduate Students:

  • Stephen DeCasien
  • Rachel Matheny
  • Laura White

Educational Background

  • PhD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Research Interests

    • Late Bronze Age maritime trade
    • Technology
    • Seafaring, and nautical archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean

Selected Publications

    • 2015 Pulak, C., R. Ingram, and M. Jones. Eight Shipwrecks from the Theodosian Harbor Excavations at Yenikapı in Istanbul, Turkey: an Introduction. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. 44.1: 39-73.

    • 2015 Pulak, C., R. Ingram, and M. Jones. “The Shipwrecks at Yenikapı: Recent Research in Byzantine Shipbuilding,” in Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassıada, Turkey, edited by D.N. Carlson, J. Leidwanger, and S.M. Kampbell. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, pp. 102- 115.

    • 2014 Pulak, C., R. Ingram, and M. Jones. Galleys and Merchantmen: Shipwrecks of Portus Theodosiacus, Yenikapı-Istanbul. TINA Maritime Archaeology Periodical 1(May): 8-25. (Also in Turkish)

    • 2010 Pulak, C. Uluburun Shipwreck. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (Ca. 3000-1000 BC). E. H. Cline (ed.). Oxford University Press, pp. 862-876.

    • 2008 Pulak, C. The Uluburun Shipwreck and Late Bronze Age Trade. In Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. J. Aruz, K. Benzel, and J.M. Evans (eds.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog, pp. 288-305, artifact catalog: 306-310, 313-321, 324-333, 336-342, 345-348, 350-358, 366-378, 382-385.