Martime ethnography of the Red Sea and the Arabian or Persian Gulf (Golden Web Foundation)
1 September 2008 - 30 October 2011
PI/s in Exeter: Professor Dionisius A. Agius FBA
Funding awarded: £ 749,302
Sponsor(s): The Golden Web Foundation
About the research
MARES is a multi-disciplinary, multi-period project focusing on the maritime traditions of the peoples of the Red Sea and Arabian-Persian Gulf. Drawing on ethnography, archaeology, history and linguistics, it seeks to understand how people have inhabited and navigated these seascapes in late antiquity and the medieval period, and how they do so today. Major Areas of Interest: Landscapes, Seascapes, Ethnography, Archaeology, Craft & Technology and Linguistics.