With a good mix of returning veterans and new students, the 2014 Burgaz Harbors team assembled at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology’s Bodrum Research Center for a few days of preparation before our departure by ferry to Datça. Focusing on ceramics as indices for local economies and trade, Megan D, Kilian, and Matthieu hail from the graduate program in the Stanford Classics Department. Diving supervisor Marissa, along with James and Margaret join us from the Stanford Archaeology Center. From the Department of Classics at Brock come M.A. students Molly and Itay, along with undergraduates Peter and Emily; GIS specialist Nick is beginning an M.A. in Earth Sciences at Brock. Proud Brock alumna Lana, now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Classics at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and a veteran team member from our first year at Burgaz in 2011, supervises excavations in Harbor 1 (L1). Undergraduate Sarah joins us again from the University of Pennsylvania, while Tyler and Megan C return to the project from Texas A&M University’s graduate Nautical Archaeology Program. Troy takes a vacation from his position as Assistant State Underwater Archaeologist at the Maryland Historical Trust to supervise Harbor 2 (L2) activities this season. Together with the land crew from the METU team, we’re poised for an exciting summer of fieldwork.
ESG and JL