Shipwrecks of the Itaparica Naval Combat, Brazil, 1648

Author(s): Rodrigo Torres; Kotaro Yamafune

Year: 2014


On December 2012, a joint team composed of students from the Netherlands (Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency), the United States (Texas A&M University), and Brazil (the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at University of Bahia) carried out an expedition on a 17th century Dutch and Portuguese shipwreck site off the coast of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The short 2012 field season entailed the recording of current conditions of the site and the creation of a 3D siteplan based on archaeological data. Workflow integrated traditional trilateration techniques, G.I.S. and cutting-edge virtual modeling using shelf computer software, such as Site Recorder&169;, ArcGIS&169; and Autodesk Maya&169;. This paper will discuss preliminary results and the potential for future research in the site.

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Shipwrecks of the Itaparica Naval Combat, Brazil, 1648. Rodrigo Torres, Kotaro Yamafune. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437258)

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PaperId(s): SYM-70,08