Dr. Emmanuel Nantet
Maritime archaeologist and historian
Department: Maritime Civilizations
Research Areas: ancient ships and harbours; navigation in the Greek and Roman world; maritime trade; interactions between settlements and lake level changes in the Sea of Galilee
Laboratory: Laboratory for nautical archaeology and history
Office: Room 9, Multipurpose Building
Dr. Nantet’s research deals mainly with nautical archaeology and history. He dedicated a book about the load capacity of the Greek and Roman ships (Phortia. Le tonnage des navires de commerce en Méditerranée du VIIIe siècle av. l’ère chrétienne au VIIe siècle de l’ère chrétienne, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016, 656 p.). His study of the ancient ships is based both on written sources, iconographical evidence and shipwrecks. He is conducting land and underwater excavations and surveys in France (Allonnes, Port-Vendres) and in Israel (Caesarea). He is also heading the PANAV project about nautical heritage.