Digital Approaches in Nautical Archaeology: Practice and Prospect

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  • 3D Laser Scanning for the digital reconstruction and analysis of a 16th Century clinker built sailing vessel (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Pat T Tanner.

     Using the Drogheda boat scaled physical model as a starting point, the following paper discusses a methodology that has been created to develop and analyse the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic characteristics of a reconstructed hull form. The physical boat model was 3D laser scanned and virtually modelled using commercially available CAD modelling software. Using boatbuilding experience, the recorded model is then "repaired", rebuilding the entire vessel, including recreating any missing...

  • Advanced Digital Modelling of the Newport Medieval Ship (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Toby N. Jones. Nigel Nayling. Pat Tanner.

    Since its discovery in 2002, the remains of the mid 15th century clinker built Newport Medieval Ship have been excavated, cleaned, documented, modelled and are now midway through PEG and freeze-drying conservation treatment. Digital documentation methods, including laser scanning and contact digitising were used extensively. The manufacture and assembly of a 1:10 scale physical model of the vessel remains has provided both construction sequence information and a suitable foundation from which to...

  • Beyond material culture: virtual ship reconstruction (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Tiago M Fraga.

    In the case of virtual ship reconstruction, the boundaries between fiction and science are hard to define. In attempting a ship reconstruction, the freedom provided by computer-assisted endeavors often clashes with the limitations of the historical archaeology data. Drawing on the expertise derived from several case studies, some ground rules are proposed in the hope of locating the border between these two approaches that will keep proposed reconstructions in the realm of science.

  • Digital documentation for many purposes. The Barcode 6 boat as a case study. (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Tori Falck.

    In 2007 The Norwegian Maritime Museum changed their method of documenting archaeological ship finds to 3D contact digitising using FARO-arm and Rhino software. In 2008 13 ship finds were uncovered at the so called Barcode site in the old harbour of Oslo. In this paper the focus will be on one of these boats, namely the Barcode 6. This boat find (AD 1595) is particularly suitable for generating a discussion around methodological aspects of digital documentation in that it has undergone many...

  • Recording Modern Shipwrecks as Heritage (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Martin C Newman.

    English Heritage, with funding from MEDIN (the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network), undertook a project to extend the coverage of the maritime component of the National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) from its previous 1945 cut-off date to the present day bringing it into line with its terrestrial equivalent. This utilised a bespoke database and associated GIS layer to hold the results of desk-based research pulling together information from a variety of sources for both...

  • Recording the Swash Channel Wreck using high resolution photo mosaics (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Cousins. Danni Seliger.

    The site of the Swash Channel Wreck is that of a large armed merchant ship wrecked in the approached to Poole Harbour on the South Coast of England. The site consists of the almost entire port side of the originating vessels including the bow and stern castles. During 2010 – 2012 the site was subject to an English Heritage funded rescue excavation. The size and nature of the site is such that a recording in a traditional manner would have been prohibitively expensive and an alternative approach...

  • Ship reconstruction and digital modeling: the example of the Aber Wrac'h 1 (France) (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexandra GRILLE.

    From 1987 to 1988, the Aber Wrac'h 1 shipwreck was excavated in the northern part of Brittany, a region located in the west of France. Dated from the first half of the 15th century, it consisted of an eighteen meters long and five meters wide hull portion of a clinker-built vessel. Despite the difficulties that arose from the lack of original data, it was possible to carry out a reconstruction with recordings from the excavation. The process included the realisation of wooden 1:10 scale model in...