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A Mini-ROV Expedition to the S.S. Tahoe: Citizen Scientists, Engineers, and Archaeologists Exploring the Deep—Together

Author(s): Denise Jaffke ; John W. Foster

Year: 2017

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Summary

The Steamer Tahoe is the most celebrated vessel of Lake Tahoe’s historic past and represents the golden age of recreation and transportation in the region. She was launched with great fanfare on June 24, 1896 and spent the next 40 years in service around the lake. The S. S. Tahoe was scuttled off Glenbrook, Nevada in 1940 where she settled at a depth between 350-470 feet. A multidisciplinary team, including an online community, explored the wreck in June 2016 using an OpenROV drone to record video of the vessel, capturing the highest resolution imagery available to date. This paper will present our findings from this monitoring effort and explore ways archaeology can include citizen scientists to help explore, identify, and report new submerged cultural resource findings.


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A Mini-ROV Expedition to the S.S. Tahoe: Citizen Scientists, Engineers, and Archaeologists Exploring the Deep—Together. Denise Jaffke, John W. Foster. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435390)


Keywords

General
OpenROV Steamer Tahoe

Geographic Keywords
North America United States of America

Temporal Keywords
Historic


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 229

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