Chapter 12. Underwater Search Methods

  1. Amanda Bowens BA, MA

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch12

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bowens, A. (ed) (2008) Underwater Search Methods, in Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch12

Editor Information

  1. The Nautical Archaeology Society, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175920

Online ISBN: 9781444302875

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • underwater search methods;
  • searches - divided into those deploying a diver or a submersible and relying on the human eye or hand-held equipment and remote sensing surveys;
  • diver search methods - visual observations and metal-detectors and cameras;
  • swimline (freeline) searches - practice, patience and perseverance prerequisites for success on archaeological projects;
  • metal-detector searching;
  • circular searches - simple search system useful in poor visibility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Positioning

  • Coverage

  • Safety

  • Diver Search Methods