Ralph Pedersen's Nautical Archaeology




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Saudi Arabia      



Select Publications  

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


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, 2015. 

“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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