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Mapping of the buried Yarmouth Roads wreck, Isle of Wight, UK, using a chirp sub-bottom profiler

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Plets, Ruth M. K., Dix, Justin K. and Best, Angus I. (2008) Mapping of the buried Yarmouth Roads wreck, Isle of Wight, UK, using a chirp sub-bottom profiler. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 37 (2). pp. 360-373. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Remains of the 16th-century Yarmouth Roads wreck, buried in sediments, were imaged using high-resolution geophysical techniques. The remains appear as strong reflectors underlain by an acoustic blanking zone, which was used to create maps of the wreck material. Close survey line-spacing allowed the construction of contour maps and hull sections, which revealed that the bow and stern sections are tilted to port at different angles, implying that they are detached. The seismic data have enhanced our understanding of the site beyond what was known from conventional archaeological investigations and confirms that this wreck was once a large carrack. (C) 2007 The Authors.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Maritime Archaeology
ID Code:181
Deposited By:Dr Rory Quinn
Deposited On:03 Aug 2009 11:07
Last Modified:22 Jun 2011 12:15

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