Cost-effective deep water archaeology: preliminary investigations in Trondheim Harbour


  • Fredrik Søreide

    1. Department of Marine Systems Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Marine Technology Center, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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In the past few years there has been an increased interest in deep water archaeology, and a growing number of archaeological institutions now use remote sensing equipment and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to locate and investigate deep water archaeological sites. The article presents some important projects that have been carried out around the world. These include Norwegian projects. In Trondheim Harbour several shipwrecks have been located in relatively deep water. One of these wrecks was selected as an experimental site for testing new methods, and the results of this work, including documentation and excavation with ROVs and other robotic solutions, are presented. © 2000 The Nautical Archaeology Society