Genus Species Identification of Timbers

Genus-Species identification is very important for determining the geography of the place where the ships were manufactured, detecting wood types used in different parts of the ship and spotting latest repairs of the ships. These analyses were carried out by Prof. Dr. Ünal Akkemik the Head of the Forest Botany Department of Istanbul University’s Faculty of Forestry. Professor Akkemik completed the species identification of over 3000 samples of 27 shipwrecks.