Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host archaeologist Dr. Cemal Pulak, from Texas A&M University, Tues., Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. He will discuss “The Uluburun Shipwreck and Late Bronze Age Maritime Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean” during this free event.

Since its discovery in 1982, the Uluburun shipwreck of the coast of Turkey has enriched our knowledge of Late Bronze Age trade and culture around the Mediterranean. Join us as Pulak discusses the ship and its cargo, and the 14th century world that it has brought to life.

Pulak is associate professor and holds the Frederick R. Mayer Fellowship in Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M and serves as vice president for the Institute of nautical Archaeology in Turkey. He specializes in maritime trade and technology and Bronze Age seafaring. Pulak has excavated three shipwreck sites, ranging from the Late Bronze Age through the 16th century AD/CE. The results of his research have been published in professional and popular publications.

Additionally, the Bible Lands Museum at PTS will be open from 5:00-7:15 p.m. and after the lecture. Also, plan now to join us Tues., Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. to hear from archaeologist Amihai Mazar from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Contact the Museum at 412-924-1394 for more information.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.