Damian Robinson is Director of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford is a Classical Archaeologist who has specialised in maritime research in the classical Mediterranean. He is especially interested in relationships between sea travel and settlement on land and is currently directing the excavations of ship 43 from Heracleion, the ancient port city located near the mouth of the Nile, the subject of his latest publications. He is an expert on current maritime archaeological techniques has a wide interest in how early boats are made and used.