A 5th century BC Greek shipwreck excavation off Turkey

I wrote this article for  the 2000 edition of the journal Antiquity, following the first season of excavation by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) of a classical Greek shipwreck off the west coast of Turkey at Tektas Burnu. I was very fortunate to participate in both the 1999 and the 2000 season at this site, carrying out more than a hundred dives to 45 metres and excavating some wonderful artefacts - including intact painted Greek vases of the 5th century BC. At the time I was still working in my academic teaching job in Britain, and was also an Adjunct Professor of INA. Since then much post-excavation work and further publication has been completed on the site, including a National Geographic article and TV feature and a detailed report by Deborah Carlson in the 2003 volume of The American Journal of Archaeology. You can read more about the wreck and see many superb images of the excavation work on the INA website. Artefacts from the wreck are displayed in the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.