Ralph Pedersen's Nautical Archaeology


    Projects & Research

Saudi Arabia      






Marsala Punic Warships

Select Publications  

The Ark of the Gilgamesh Epic and the Sewn Boat Relation

Pedersen, R. K. (Ed.). (2015). On sea and ocean: new research on Phoenician seafaring. Proceedings of the symposion held in Marburg, June 23-25, 2011 at Archäologisches Seminar, Philipps-Universität Marburg.  Marburger Beiträge zur Archäologie, Bd 2. Marburg: Eigenverlag des Archäologischen Seminars der Philipps-Universität.

Pedersen, R. K. (1996). Waterschip ZN42i: A Clenched-Lap Fishing Vessel from Flevoland, The Netherlands. Lelystad: NISA.


Pedersen, R. K. (2015). A Preliminary Report on a Coastal and Underwater Survey in the Area of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. American Journal of Archaeology, 119(1), 125–136.

Averdung, D., & Pedersen, R. K. (2012). The Marsala Punic Warships: Reconsidering their Nature and the Function of the Ram. Skyllis, 12(2), 125–131.

Pedersen, R. K. (2012). Emerging Maritime Paradigms for the Bronze Age in Lebanon. Skyliis, 12(1), 5–10.

Pedersen, R. K. (2011). Harboring History: How the Phoenicians Tamed the Sea and Created an Empire. Maingate, 9(2), 40–42.

Pedersen, R. K. (2010). A Clench-Fastened Boat in Kerala, India. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 39(1), 110–115.  

Pedersen, R. K. (2007). Seeking Early Bronze-Age Trade Mariners. INA ANNUAL.

Pedersen, R. K. (2005). Was Noah’s Ark a Sewn Boat? Biblical Archaeology Review, 18–56.

Pedersen, R. K. (2004). The Shipwreck in a Coconut Grove: The Kadakkarapally Boat. The INA Quarterly, 31(2), 3–9.

Pedersen, R. K. (2004). Traditional Arabian Watercraft and the Ark of the Gilgamesh Epic: interpretations and realizations. In Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies (pp. 231–238).

Pedersen, R. K. (2000). Under the Erythraean Sea: An Ancient Shipwreck in Eritrea. The INA Quarterly, 27(2/3), 3–12.

Pedersen, R. K. (1993). The Ships of Eden: Nautical Archaeology in Bahrain. The INA Quarterly, 20(2), 13–18.

        Book Sections/Chapters

“A survey for shipwrecks, submerged settlements and seafaring technology in Bahrain.” In Shipwrecks Around the World: Revelations of the Past, Sila Tripati, editor, New Delhi: Delta Book World, 2015, pp. 156–175.

“Unterwasserarchäologie in Libanon- Eine Reise in die Verganenheit und Gegenwart.” In Archäologie im Mittelmeer, Michaela Reinfeld, editor. Philipp von Zabern, 2013, pp. 109-117.

“The Results of the 2007 Underwater Survey.” Book section for Tell Fadous-Kfarabida I: the Site and its Environment. Hermann Genz, editor. Pending. 

“The Marine Survey.” In The Tell el-Burak Archaeological Project Volume 1. Area I-II: Final Report on the Middle Bronze Age and Late Medieval Age Remains of the 2001-2011 Seasons of Excavation. Jens Kamlah and Hélène Sader, eds. Pending.

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