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Deep Sea Archaeological Survey in the Black Sea – Robotic documentation of 2,500 years of human Seafaring

Deep Sea Archaeological Survey in the Black Sea – Robotic documentation of 2,500 years of human Seafaring
Deep Sea Archaeological Survey in the Black Sea – Robotic documentation of 2,500 years of human Seafaring
Between 2015 and 2017 the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP) discovered and recorded 65 shipwreck sites dating from the 5th/4th Century BC to the 19th Century AD in the Bulgarian EEZ. Using state-of-the-art remotely operated vehicles to survey the seabed, the team captured more than 250,000 high-definition (HD) photographs; hundreds of hours of ultra-high (UHD) video together with acoustic bathymetric, laser bathymetric, side-scan sonar and seismic data. The wrecks were located in depths from 40 to 2,200 metres – those shipwrecks in the deeper range presented extraordinary archaeological preservation due to the Black Sea’s anoxic conditions. This paper will introduce the methods used based on a wide range of deep-sea optic and acoustic survey techniques to create 3D and pseudo 4D models of the shipwrecks.
Deep Sea Archaeology, robotics, photogrammetry, shipwrecks, anoxic preservation, black sea
Pacheco-Ruiz, Rodrigo
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Adams, Jonathan
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Pedrotti, Felix
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Grant, Michael
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Holmlund, Joakim
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Bailey, Chris
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Pacheco-Ruiz, Rodrigo
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Adams, Jonathan
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Pedrotti, Felix
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Grant, Michael
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Holmlund, Joakim
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Bailey, Chris
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Pacheco-Ruiz, Rodrigo, Adams, Jonathan, Pedrotti, Felix, Grant, Michael, Holmlund, Joakim and Bailey, Chris (2019) Deep Sea Archaeological Survey in the Black Sea – Robotic documentation of 2,500 years of human Seafaring. Breaking The Surface 2019, Croatia. 29 Sep - 06 Oct 2019. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Between 2015 and 2017 the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP) discovered and recorded 65 shipwreck sites dating from the 5th/4th Century BC to the 19th Century AD in the Bulgarian EEZ. Using state-of-the-art remotely operated vehicles to survey the seabed, the team captured more than 250,000 high-definition (HD) photographs; hundreds of hours of ultra-high (UHD) video together with acoustic bathymetric, laser bathymetric, side-scan sonar and seismic data. The wrecks were located in depths from 40 to 2,200 metres – those shipwrecks in the deeper range presented extraordinary archaeological preservation due to the Black Sea’s anoxic conditions. This paper will introduce the methods used based on a wide range of deep-sea optic and acoustic survey techniques to create 3D and pseudo 4D models of the shipwrecks.

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Submitted date: 20 March 2019
Venue - Dates: Breaking The Surface 2019, Croatia, 2019-09-29 - 2019-10-06
Keywords: Deep Sea Archaeology, robotics, photogrammetry, shipwrecks, anoxic preservation, black sea

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Local EPrints ID: 432496
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432496
PURE UUID: 51b76d17-ef03-443c-ab27-edb5f2ea0ebc
ORCID for Michael Grant: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4766-6913

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 12 Aug 2020 01:40

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