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Archaeology and the Battle of the Atlantic: Approaches, Methods and Results of Studying and Underwater Battlefield

Author(s): Joseph C Hoyt

Year: 2015

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Summary

Seven years of focused research has been directed towards studying and characterizing WWII losses off the coast of North Carolina. During this time, NOAA has worked with multiple state, federal, academic and private sector partners to increase our understanding of this large collection of resources. This project evolved over time in both theoretical approaches as well as methodologies employed to collect data. Over the course of seven years an incredible amount of information has been uncovered: Newly discovered wreck sites, detailed site-specific assessments, vast wide-area remote sensing, intensive historical analysis, high-resolution acoustic surveys and a wide range of photo/video documentation. Likewise, this project also employed nearly every tool available to archaeologists: Staged-decompression diving, side-scan sonar, multibeam surveys, magnetometry, AUVs, ROVs, native 3D video and partnerships with avocational groups. Each of these tools allowed for the collection of an unparalleled data set on WWII shipwrecks in U.S. waters.   


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Archaeology and the Battle of the Atlantic: Approaches, Methods and Results of Studying and Underwater Battlefield. Joseph C Hoyt. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433771)


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Temporal Keywords
Modern


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 218

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America