Affiliation: Kyrenia Ship Project
Trained as a sculptor, Susan Womer Katzev was schooled at Swarthmore College, the Boston Museum School and Tyler School of Fine Arts. While working as an artist on Roman and Early Byzantine shipwrecks at Yassi Ada, Turkey for Dr. George Bass she met her future husband Michael L. Katzev. During his directorship of the Kyrenia Ship excavation, Susan served as draftsman, photographer, and director and writer for a film documenting the project. Since Michael’s death in 2001 Susan is working to complete the final publication of the Kyrenia Ship in the INA’s Nautical Archaeology Series with Texas A&M Press, adding practical experiments, use of virtual reality, and the insights of numerous specialists whose writings will detail the journey of understanding from the survey of 1967 to the present.