A research associate with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), Rebecca Ingram has studied ancient Mediterranean seafaring and trade since 2000. She earned her M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2013) through the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University.
Growing up in an Air Force family, Rebecca developed a passion for travel and cultural exchange at a young age. She spent her junior year of high school as an exchange student in Hannover, Germany, and is conversant in German and Turkish.
Since 2000, Rebecca has spent part of each year conducting archaeological research in the eastern Mediterranean, primarily Turkey. She has studied and documented an impressive range of artifacts, including the 400-year-old Ottoman sultan’s galley, Kadırga, housed in the Istanbul Naval Museum, and Bronze Age glass beads from the Uluburun shipwreck, housed in the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Between 2005 and 2008, she worked year-round with the INA team at the Theodosian Harbor excavations at Yenikapı in Istanbul, Turkey, a site yielding 37 Byzantine shipwrecks. Currently, she is continuing her research on material from the Theodosian Harbor and, since 2013, participates in the underwater survey off of Boğsak Island in Rough Cilicia.
As a historian for Lindblad in the Mediterranean, Rebecca looks forward to sharing her unique perspective on the history, archaeology, and culture of this fascinating region.