AIA Lecturer: Alexis Catsambis
Naval History & Heritage Command, U.S. Navy
Alexis Catsambis is a maritime archaeologist who holds his degrees from the Nautical Archaeology Program of Texas A&M University (Ph.D., M.A.) and the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity of the University of Birmingham, U.K. In his professional capacity, Alexis serves the Naval History & Heritage Command as an archaeologist and cultural resource manager, providing for the stewardship, research conservation, and curation of the U.S. Navy’s sunken craft and associated artifacts. Through his academic research, Alexis has directed and participated in a breadth of archaeological investigations. While focusing on the Mediterranean and Black Seas in antiquity, his practical experience spans to the North American continent and includes underwater visual surveys and site assessments, remote-sensing surveys, terrestrial excavations, as well as shallow- and deep-water excavations. He has also been involved with the conservation and digital reconstruction of sites and artifacts, having spent time at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center of Clemson University and the NATO Undersea Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy. His recent publications include the Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology, which he co-edited with Dr. Donny Hamilton and Dr. Ben Ford. Dr. Catsambis is the AIA’s 2012/2013 Bass Lecturer.