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2021-2023 Projects

Fieldwork & Research Projects

The countless disruptions and cancellations caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic have also affected more than a dozen INA field projects scheduled for 2020. These projects have been rescheduled for 2021 and awarded funding has been rolled forward so that project directors will have access to those funds in 2021. Furthermore, in 2021, INA committed $90,000 in support of more than six new archaeological projects around the globe. INA research is driven by the graduate students and faculty of Texas A&M University’s Nautical Archaeology Program, as well as by INA Affiliated Scholars and Research Associates. Some of the projects supported include:

North America

  • Mid-Atlantic Logboat Registry
    USA | John Broadwater (Archaeological Society of Virginia)
  • Seneca Lake Survey
    USA | Art Cohn (INA/Lake Champlain Maritime Museum)
  • Gaspé Bay Survey
    Canada | Chris Dostal (INA/Texas A&M University) & Carolyn Kennedy (Texas A&M University)


  • Assessment of USS H-1 Seawolf
    Mexico | Rich Hendren (Texas A&M University)
  • The Last Schooners Project
    Canada | Ben Ioset (Texas A&M University)
  • Yukon River Steamboat Survey
    Canada | John Pollack (INA)
  • Phoenix Paddlewheel Reconnaissance (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    USA| George Schwarz (INA)

Central and South America

  • The Underwater Cultural Heritage of Chinchorro Bank, Mexico (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Mexico | Laura Carillo (National Institute of Anthropology & History/National Autonomous University of Mexico)
  • The Lost 19th-Century Shipwrecks of Patagones, Argentina (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Argentina | Nicolas Ciarlo (National Scientific and Technical Research Council – Institute of Archaeology, University of Buenos Aires)


  • Mazarrón Fenicio (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Spain| Juan Pinedo (University of Murcia)
  • Intertidal Archaeology in the Province of Biscay (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Spain| Jose Mates Luque (University of the Basque Country)
  • Albania Shipwreck Excavation at Joni (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Albania | Staci Willis (INA/Houston Community College)
  • Santo Hieronimo Excavation
    Croatia | José Casabán (INA) and Irena Radić Rossi (INA/University of Zadar)
  • Egyptian Boats and Coffins
    England, Germany | Douglas Inglis (Texas A&M University) & Caroline Arbuckle McLeod (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Kaukana Underwater Survey
    Italy | Massimo Capulli (INA/University of Udine)
  • Vendicari Maritime Landscape Project
    Sicily | Justin Leidwanger (INA/Stanford University)
  • Capistello Shoal Project
    Sicily | Alba Mazza (The Getty Villa)
  • Iberian Shipbuilding and Design
    Spain | Richard Borrero (Texas A&M University)
  • San Bartolomé Excavation
    Spain | Jose Casaban (INA)
  • Ribadeo Project (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Spain | Miguel San Claudio  (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Kumluca Bronze Age Shipwreck Excavation
    Turkey | Cemal Pulak (INA/Texas A&M University) & Hakan Öniz (Akdeniz University)
  • Yassıada Amphora Study (Van Doorninck Grant Recipient)
    Turkey | Justin Leidwanger (INA/Stanford University)
  • Rigging of Yenikapı Shipwrecks Study (Van Doorninck Grant Recipient)
    Turkey | Orkan Köyağasıoğlu (INA)
  • El Sec Shipwreck and 4th-Century B.C. Shipbuilding (Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant Recipient)
    Spain| Carlos de Juan (University of Valencia)
  • The 16th-Century Galleon at Ribadeo, Spain (Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant Recipient)
    Spain| Miguel San Claudio (INA)


  • Old Kingdom Boat Survey (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Egypt | Douglas Inglis (Texas A&M University)
  • Development of a 3D model of the Santo Antonio de Tanna (Ann and George Bass Endowment for Nautical Archaeology Publications)
    Kenya| Jeremy Green (Western Australia Maritime Museum)

Ongoing Research
In Turkey