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Using Sector-Scan Sonar for the Survey and Management of Submerged Archaeological Sites

Henderson, Jon; Abbott, Brian

Authors

Jon Henderson jon.henderson@nottingham.ac.uk

Brian Abbott



Abstract

© 2017 The Authors. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology © 2017 The Nautical Archaeology Society. This article reports the results of using a sector-scan sonar to record diverse submerged archaeological sites in shallow and deep water. The Kongsberg MS1000 sector-scan sonar was developed for commercial applications, typically underwater inspections of bridges, dams, ports and harbours. The ability of the device to rapidly generate high-quality, geometrically accurate scans of submerged features, coupled with its ease of use and deployment make it a potentially important, yet largely overlooked, tool for survey and management of underwater archaeological sites. As one of several technologies available, the paper examines its advantages and limitations, and considers, through case studies, under which conditions it is most effectively deployed.

Citation

Henderson, J., & Abbott, B. (2017). Using Sector-Scan Sonar for the Survey and Management of Submerged Archaeological Sites. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46(2), 330-345. https://doi.org/10.1111/1095-9270.12240

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Aug 30, 2017
Publication Date 2017-09
Deposit Date Jul 20, 2016
Publicly Available Date Aug 31, 2019
Journal International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Print ISSN 1057-2414
Electronic ISSN 1095-9270
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 2
Pages 330-345
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1095-9270.12240
Keywords sector-scan sonar; underwater heritage; archaeological survey
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35136
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1095-9270.12240
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Henderson, J. C. and Abbott, B. (2017), Using Sector-Scan Sonar for the Survey and Management of Submerged Archaeological Sites. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46: 330–345. doi:10.1111/1095-9270.12240 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1095-9270.12240 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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