Dr. Samuel E. Mark

Dr. Samuel E. Mark

Professor
Department of Liberal Studies (Anthropology/Archeology)
and Department of Anthropology

marks@tamug.edu
(409) 741-4325

Bldg# 3007, Office 217

Education:

B.S., Ball State University, 1980.
M.A., Texas A&M University, 1993.
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2000.

Dr. Mark is Professor of Maritime Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2000, and joined the faculty of Texas A&M University at Galveston in 2001. His research includes ancient seafaring and paleopathology. His books include From Egypt to Mesopotamia, in which he proposes possible trade routes, connecting Egypt to Mesopotamia before the pharaohs; and Homeric Seafaring, in which he interprets the seafaring culture described in the Iliad and the Odyssey based on ancient documents, archaeological discoveries, ancient iconography, and ethnographies. He has studied ancient Mediterranean ships built primarily for carrying bulk cargoes of marble. He also conducts active research in the field of paleopathology, with publications in the Journal of the History of Medicine and the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. His recent published journals were the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, International and the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology.

MAST Courses Taught:

CLAS 371 (In Search of Homer and Trojan War)
ANTH 351 (Classical Archaeology)
ANTH 225 (Intro to Biological Anthropology)
ANTH 423(Bioarchaeology)
MAST 350 (History of Wooden Ship Construction)
MAST 354 (Ancient Egyptian Seafaring)