"While some of the conclusions will provoke questions, the author has supported his arguments carefully and acknowledges any ambiguous evidence. On a more general level, he has contributed a study of eighth-century ship construction and seafaring that is unlikely to be surpassed for some time." -- International Journal of Maritime History, Fall 2006
About the Author
Samuel Mark holds a Ph.D. in nautical archaeology from Texas A&M University in College Station. He currently teaches anthropology at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He is the author of From Egypt to Mesopotamia: A Study of Predynastic Trade Routes, also published by Texas A&M University Press.