Sad News: J. Richard Steffy
- Sad News: J. Richard Steffy
I pass on this news to the ANE list as there are
several alums of the nautical program on the list.
For those who may not know, Dick Steffy was the
pioneer in the field of shipwreck reconstruction,
responsible for the reconstruction of the hull of the
11th century "Glass Wreck", as well as being a key
player in many other projects, including the Kyrenia
wreck and its replica (working until now on the final
publication of the wreck with Susan Katzev), the
Athlit ram, etc.
A great loss to archaeology and to friends and
It is with great sadness that we inform that J.
Richard Steffy died
night around 2 AM.
We will miss him. Always gentle, always funny and
witty, always ready to help, he was the spirit of the
Nautical Archaeology Program and its main stay in so
We all looked up to him as an example of a scholar and
a gentleman. He took his work so seriously â he
was one of the best in our field â and yet he
always made time for students and colleagues,
correcting our ignorant remarks with patience and
This is a particularly sad loss for all of us in the
Nautical Archaeology Program, but it is also a
devastating loss for the field of nautical
archaeology because his mind was as fresh as ever, and
he was not done with the field.
Filipe Castro and Wayne Smith.
Ralph K. Pedersen, Ph.D.
Whittlesey Chair Visiting Assistant Professor
American University of Beirut
Join the TAMU Nautical Archaeology group exclusively for NAP students/Alumni at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAMU_NAP_alumni
- Dear Bob,
Since you worked on the volume, could you answer the following
questions stimulated by a read through the introduction:
1) What does "The overall goal has been ... to read the entire SB
recension in class" (p. x) mean? In the classroom?
2) What does "The composite text is based on a score translation" (p.
Finally, to what do the numbers in the fourth column of the Sign List