On Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm in Jepson Hall room 118 at the University of Richmond, Deborah Carlson (Associate Professor of Nautical Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, and President, Institute of Nautical Archaeology) will present “The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck: Shedding New Light on Classical Ionia.” As the only 5th-century B.C. shipwreck ever to be fully excavated in Aegean waters, the Tektaş Burnu ship sheds important light on local trade networks at a time when Ionia was thought to be mired in an “economic paralysis” brought on by the high cost of Athenian imperialism in the decades following the Ionian Revolt of 499 B.C.

Co-sponsored by the Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the UR Department of Classical Studies, the lecture will be free and open to the public.