Karl completed his B.A. in Classical Studies at Middlebury College in 2011. While at Middlebury, he learned Mandarin well enough to spend a semester in Hangzhou studying Classical Chinese and ancient Chinese history. He also learned how to scuba dive in Middlebury’s pool. Karl then joined the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University, where he worked for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) and conducted research for his M.A., which focused on an assemblage of diagnostic artifacts from the Godavaya shipwreck in Sri Lanka -- the oldest known wreck in the Indian Ocean. His travels have focused on Turkey, where he participated in the underwater excavations of the harbors of “Old Knidos” in Burgaz and worked out of INA’s Bodrum Research Center. Karl’s research interests include ancient shipwrecks, maritime traditions, harbor archaeology, Bronze Age trade, and Greek colonization.
Former Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World