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

Ruth M. K. Plets, Justin K. Dix, Angus I. Best

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)360-373
    JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
    Volume37
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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