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Cartographic, geophysical and diver surveys of the medieval town Site at Dunwich, Suffolk, England

Sear, D.A., Bacon, S.R., Murdock, A., Doneghan, G., Baggaley, P., Serra, C. and LeBas, T.P. (2011) Cartographic, geophysical and diver surveys of the medieval town Site at Dunwich, Suffolk, England International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 40, (1), pp. 113-132. (doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2010.00275.x).

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This paper presents the results of an integrated historical and geophysical survey of a medieval town lost through cliff recession and coastal inundation. Key objectives included evaluating historic maps in supporting the relocation and identification of major buildings, and applying integrated multibeam, side-scan and sub-bottom profiling to determine the location and extent of archaeological remains. The results demonstrate that cartographic sources from 1587 onwards can be a reliable source of data to guide geophysical survey. Integration of historical mapping with geophysical data enabled identification of the remains of two medieval structures, and the tentative identification of two others.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 18 May 2010
Published date: March 2011
Keywords: geophysical survey, dunwich, medieval, multibeam, side-scan
Organisations: Marine Geoscience


Local EPrints ID: 173011
ISSN: 1057-2414
PURE UUID: 9a14879b-b6a6-4478-8ad1-d62c24486b71
ORCID for D.A. Sear: ORCID iD
ORCID for G. Doneghan: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 01 Feb 2011 11:57
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:13

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Author: D.A. Sear ORCID iD
Author: S.R. Bacon
Author: A. Murdock
Author: G. Doneghan ORCID iD
Author: P. Baggaley
Author: C. Serra
Author: T.P. LeBas

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