A Case for Photogrammetry in Deepwater Archaeological Site Investigations

Author(s): Scott R Sorset

Year: 2020


This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Advances in software combined with modern high-end computing have made the ability to create highly accurate maps and models of deepwater shipwrecks a reality. The capacity to create scaled and measurable models restore one of the fundamental tenants of mapping sites in terrestrial archaeology, but in an environment that was previously restricted by cost, time, access, and accuracy. It is now possible to make quality maps and perform quality modeling for scientific use in the deep sea. This presentation will explore the methods, software, and equipment necessary to accomplish this work, provide examples of successful projects, and offer suggestions for the future. Examples are now available on BOEM’s Virtual Archaeology Museum website at https://www.boem.gov/Virtual-Archaeology-Museum/.

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A Case for Photogrammetry in Deepwater Archaeological Site Investigations. Scott R Sorset. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457263)

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

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