Ship Model Laboratory

Ship Model Laboratory

Glenn Grieco, director

The Nautical Archaeology Program Ship Model Laboratory develops research models for didactic purposes, to address theoretical questions, and to attempt reconstructions from shipwreck remains.

Although the Ship Model Laboratory uses computer modeling regularly in research projects or in preparation works, its main purpose is to produce wooden models, as accurate as possible, based on archaeological remains.

Glenn Grieco’s research on Belle, Chevalier de La Salle’s ship lost at Matagorda Bay in 1686, was the subject of an M.A. thesis:

Glenn Grieco (MA 2003). Anthropology.  Texas A&M University. Committee Chair: Donny Hamilton. Modeling La Belle: A Reconstruction of a Seventeenth-Century Light Frigate.