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Up from the Sea: mariner networks in ports across the Late Bronze Age east Mediterranean

Up from the Sea: mariner networks in ports across the Late Bronze Age east Mediterranean – 2016 L. Hulin and S. German ActivitiesThe Honor Frost Foundation provided funding for two activities: a scoping visit to Cyprus and fieldwork in Crete and Cyprus. We met Despo Pilides, Chief curator of museums in Cyprus, on 20th May …

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Resolution and Reason: evaluating underwater 3D data capture for archaeology

Resolution and Reason: evaluating underwater 3D data capture for archaeology – ongoing Fraser Sturt Increasing use of three and four (time) dimensional datasets have revolutionised maritime archaeology. Over the last decade we have seen rapid technological developments with regard to systems for both gathering and processing data from underwater. Together these advancements are allowing us …

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A comparative Tool Mark and Fastener Database for Maritime Archaeology

A comparative Tool Mark and Fastener Database for Maritime Archaeology – 2017 Thomas Dhoop, Michael McCarthy and Catriona Cooper IntroductionOn 6th January 2016, Thomas Dhoop, Michael McCarthy and Catriona Cooper were awarded a grant by the Honor Frost Foundation towards the creation of a comparative tool mark and fastener database for maritime archaeology. This interim …

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Archeo-Paleomagnetic Dating

Archeo-Paleomagnetic Dating of Transport Amphoras from Submerged Contexts – ongoing Dr. Peter Campbell, Dr. George Koutsouflakis, and Dr. Chuang Xuan Over two seasons, the Fourni Underwater Survey has located 45 shipwrecks. While many more shipwrecks are expected to be found over the final two years of the survey, these shipwreck already represent a substantial dataset …

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Ancient Maritime Dynamics

Ancient Maritime Dynamics – 2017 Dr Matthew Harpster The Ancient Maritime Dynamics (AMD) program is a suite of investigations that are refining the use and application of maritime archaeological data to reconstruct the life of the Mediterranean maritime community in antiquity. Whereas other components of AMD are comparing our archaeological narrative of maritime life to …

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3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology Publication – 2019

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology – 2019 Jonathan Benjamin The volume, 3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology was successfully completed and published as part of Springer Nature’s Coastal Research Library, launched in April 2019. It contains 14 peer-reviewed chapters by some of the leading experts on the application of spatial technologies for …

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Application of enhanced satellite remote sensing techniques to broad-scale maritime cultural heritage research and management in the Eastern Mediterranean – 2018

Application of enhanced satellite remote sensing techniques to broad-scale maritime cultural heritage research and management in the eastern Mediterranean – 2018 Kieran Westley (School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Ulster University) Introduction Aerial and satellite remote sensing play a key role in archaeological research and heritage management by enabling rapid cost-effective site prospection, landscape characterization, …

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DNA from the Wine-Dark Sea – 2017

DNA from the Wine-Dark Sea – 2017 Lisa Briggs ‘DNA from the Wine-Dark Sea’ sought to assess whether DNA analysis can be effectively used to identify past vessel contents in amphorae and other ceramic vessels recovered from ancient shipwrecks. Prior studies (Hansson and Foley 2008; Foley et al 2012) had claimed that by both destructive …

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