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Title: The 4th-century B.C. shipwreck at Mazotos, Cyprus: New techniques and methodologies in the 3D mapping of shipwreck excavations
Authors: Demesticha, Stella
Skarlatos, Dimitrios 
Neophytou, Andonis
Keywords: Shipwreck archaeology;Underwater photogrammetry;Mazotos Shipwreck Project;Cyprus;Spatial analysis;Site formation;3D recording
Category: Environmental Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Ltd
Source: Journal of Field Archaeology, Volume 39, Issue 2, pages 134-150
Abstract: Well preserved ancient shipwrecks are rare in the archaeological record, but when discovered, they can provide valuable information on a wide range of research issues if analyzed and documented properly. In this paper we discuss the significance, potential, and constraints of mapping methods applied during the underwater excavation of shipwreck sites with special emphasis on stratigraphy, documentation of finds, and reconstruction of site formation processes. As a case study, we present the digital photogrammetry and computer vision software programs used in the excavation of the 4th-century B.C. shipwreck at Mazotos, Cyprus. Our goal is to develop a targeted documentation and mapping method of ongoing shipwreck excavations so that others can address complex research questions concerning this unique discipline of archaeology.
ISSN: 0093-4690
2042-4582 (Online)
DOI: 10.1179/0093469014Z.00000000077
Rights: Trustees of Boston University
Type: Article
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