Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John McCarthy, Jonathan Benjamin, Trevor Winton, Wendy van Duivenvoorde
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Irena Radić Rossi, Jose Casabán, Kotaro Yamafune, Rodrigo Torres, Katarina Batur
    Pages 45-65 Open Access
  4. Lucy Semaan, Mohammed Saeed Salama
    Pages 67-87 Open Access
  5. Dan Atkinson, Damien Campbell-Bell, Michael Lobb
    Pages 103-122 Open Access
  6. Matthew Suarez, Frederic Parke, Filipe Castro
    Pages 123-134 Open Access
  7. Pierre Drap, Odile Papini, Djamal Merad, Jérôme Pasquet, Jean-Philip Royer, Mohamad Motasem Nawaf et al.
    Pages 135-153 Open Access
  8. Kleanthis Simyrdanis, Marian Bailey, Ian Moffat, Amy Roberts, Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Antonis Savvidis et al.
    Pages 175-186 Open Access
  9. Antony Firth, Jon Bedford, David Andrews
    Pages 187-196 Open Access
  10. Andrew Woods, Nick Oliver, Paul Bourke, Jeremy Green, Alistair Paterson
    Pages 197-210 Open Access
  11. Jonathan Benjamin, John McCarthy, Chelsea Wiseman, Shane Bevin, Jarrad Kowlessar, Peter Moe Astrup et al.
    Pages 211-231 Open Access
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 233-237

About this book


This open access peer-reviewed volume was inspired by the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology International Workshop held at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in November 2016. Content is based on, but not limited to, the work presented at the workshop which was dedicated to 3D recording and interpretation for maritime archaeology. The volume consists of contributions from leading international experts as well as up-and-coming early career researchers from around the globe.

The content of the book includes recording and analysis of maritime archaeology through emerging technologies, including both practical and theoretical contributions. Topics include photogrammetric recording, laser scanning, marine geophysical 3D survey techniques, virtual reality, 3D modelling and reconstruction, data integration and Geographic Information Systems.

The principal incentive for this publication is the ongoing rapid shift in the methodologies of maritime archaeology within recent years and a marked increase in the use of 3D and digital approaches. This convergence of digital technologies such as underwater photography and photogrammetry, 3D sonar, 3D virtual reality, and 3D printing has highlighted a pressing need for these new methodologies to be considered together, both in terms of defining the state-of-the-art and for consideration of future directions.

As a scholarly publication, the audience for the book includes students and researchers, as well as professionals working in various aspects of archaeology, heritage management, education, museums, and public policy. It will be of special interest to those working in the field of coastal cultural resource management and underwater archaeology but will also be of broader interest to anyone interested in archaeology and to those in other disciplines who are now engaging with 3D recording and visualization.


Maritime Archaeology Emerging Technologies in underwater archaeology 3D techniques and underwater archaeology Remote Sensing and underwater archaeology Underwater photogrammetry Nautical Archaeology UNESCO UNITWIN Underwater Archaeology Network Laser scanning underwater Underwater geographic information Visuzaling marine archaeology Underwater 3D scanning Integrated data in underwater archaeology Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • John K. McCarthy
    • 1
  • Jonathan Benjamin
    • 2
  • Trevor Winton
    • 3
  • Wendy van Duivenvoorde
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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