Thomas J. Oertling

Thomas J. Oertling

Thomas J. Oertling

Instructional Assistant Professor,
Department of Liberal Studies (Nautical Archaeology)
(409) 741-4026

Bldg# 3026, Office 402


B.S., Tulane University, 1977.
M.A., Texas A&M University, 1984. 

Mr. Oertling is Instructional Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies Program. He received his MA in Anthropology the Nautical Archaeology program at Texas A&M University in 1984, and specializes in post medieval nautical archaeology. He has partnered with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M on numerous projects, most recently in the excavation of the Denbigh, a Civil War blockade runner off the coast of Galveston Island, but also has extensive experience throughout the Caribbean. Mr. Oertling is a materials conservation specialist, and oversees all aspects of archaeological conservation in the Campus Archaeological Laboratory (CARL).

MAST Courses Taught:

ANTH 202 (Introduction to Archaeology)
ANTH 313 (Historical Archaeology)
ANTH 318 (Nautical Archaeology of the Americas)
HIST 232 (History of American Seapower)
MAST 345 (Texas Maritime History)
MAST 352 (Crafts of the Maritime World)
MAST 345 (Texas Maritime History)