Lucy Semaan

Project Summary

The use of wood in boatbuilding in the Western Indian Ocean, from classical antiquity until present times.

Supervisory Team

Prof. Dionisius Agius and Dr. John Cooper

Wider Research Interests

Research interests

Lucy's research within the MARES Project investigates the use of timber in shipbuilding around the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Her work will be based on literary sources and on ethno-archaeological methodologies during fieldwork. Lucy's interests also encompass the study of landscapes and seascapes relating to maritime activities, environmental change due to timber exploitation, timber trade and maritime connections, and the symbolism related to the use of certain types of wood in shipbuilding.