GIS and the CSS Georgia Recovery Project

Author(s): William J. Wilson

Year: 2016


Visualizing the distribution of artifacts at the CSS Georgia site was a challenge due to the vast amount of material recorded and recovered. To assist in this, a GIS was created which incorporated data gathered from diver reconnaissance and recovery operations. First, unit sketches and notes were scanned and georectified. Later, artifacts positioned from the sketches and ultra-short baseline (USBL) readings were digitized and organized according to type. This allowed the archaeologists to visualize concentrations of individual types of artifacts versus the overall assemblage. This GIS came to be useful both as a heuristic device and to answer ongoing questions about formation of the site.

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GIS and the CSS Georgia Recovery Project. William J. Wilson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434942)


Temporal Keywords
Civil War

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 359