Chapter 13. Geophysical and Remote-Sensing Surveys

  1. Amanda Bowens BA, MA

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch13

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) Geophysical and Remote-Sensing Surveys, in Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch13

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

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Keywords:

  • geophysical and remote-sensing surveys;
  • search patterns, navigation and positioning;
  • bathymetric survey - essential component of investigations of submerged archaeological sites and production of detailed bathymetric (depth) chart;
  • acoustic systems - geophysical methods for marine archaeological survey;
  • echo-sounder technology and multibeam swath bathymetry;
  • bottom-classification systems - extracting proxy indicators of material nature of sea-bed from returning echoes;
  • integrated systems - mapping underwater cultural resource;
  • aerial photography - using modern digital cameras for inter-tidal and foreshore research with limited success in underwater research

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Search Patterns, Navigation and Positioning

  • Acoustic Systems

  • Bathymetric Survey

  • Echo-Sounders

  • Multibeam Swath Systems

  • Bottom-Classification Systems

  • Sidescan Sonar

  • Sub-Bottom Profiling

  • Magnetometry

  • Integrated Surveys

  • Submersibles: ROVs and AUVs

  • Aerial Photography

  • Further Information