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The 2005 Chios Ancient Shipwreck Survey : New Methods for Underwater Archaeology

Foley, Brendan LU ; Dellaporta, Katerina; Sakellariou, Dimitris; Bingham, Brian; Camilli, Richard; Eustice, Ryan; Evagelistis, Dionysis; Ferrini, Vicky Lynn; Katsaros, Kostas and Kourkoumelis, Dimitris , et al. (2009) In Hesperia The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 78(2). p.269-305
Abstract
In 2005 a Greek and American interdisciplinary team investigated two shipwrecks off the coast of Chios dating to the 4th-century b.c. and the 2nd/1st century. The project pioneered archaeological methods of precision acoustic, digital image, and chemical survey using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and in-situ sensors, increasing the speed of data acquisition while decreasing costs. The AUV recorded data revealing the physical dimensions, age, cargo, and preservation of the wrecks. The earlier wreck contained more than 350 amphoras, predominantly of Chian type, while the Hellenistic wreck contained about 40 Dressel 1C amphoras. Molecular biological analysis of two amphoras from the 4th-century wreck revealed ancient DNA of olive,... (More)
In 2005 a Greek and American interdisciplinary team investigated two shipwrecks off the coast of Chios dating to the 4th-century b.c. and the 2nd/1st century. The project pioneered archaeological methods of precision acoustic, digital image, and chemical survey using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and in-situ sensors, increasing the speed of data acquisition while decreasing costs. The AUV recorded data revealing the physical dimensions, age, cargo, and preservation of the wrecks. The earlier wreck contained more than 350 amphoras, predominantly of Chian type, while the Hellenistic wreck contained about 40 Dressel 1C amphoras. Molecular biological analysis of two amphoras from the 4th-century wreck revealed ancient DNA of olive, oregano, and possibly mastic, part of a cargo outbound from Chios. (Less)
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underwater archeology, marine robotics, autonomous underwater vehicles, photomosaic, Classical era, Greece, Chios
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  abstract     = {In 2005 a Greek and American interdisciplinary team investigated two shipwrecks off the coast of Chios dating to the 4th-century b.c. and the 2nd/1st century. The project pioneered archaeological methods of precision acoustic, digital image, and chemical survey using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and in-situ sensors, increasing the speed of data acquisition while decreasing costs. The AUV recorded data revealing the physical dimensions, age, cargo, and preservation of the wrecks. The earlier wreck contained more than 350 amphoras, predominantly of Chian type, while the Hellenistic wreck contained about 40 Dressel 1C amphoras. Molecular biological analysis of two amphoras from the 4th-century wreck revealed ancient DNA of olive, oregano, and possibly mastic, part of a cargo outbound from Chios.},
  author       = {Foley, Brendan and Dellaporta, Katerina and Sakellariou, Dimitris and Bingham, Brian and Camilli, Richard and Eustice, Ryan and Evagelistis, Dionysis and Ferrini, Vicky Lynn and Katsaros, Kostas and Kourkoumelis, Dimitris  and Mallios, Aggelos and Micha, Paraskevi and Mindell, David and Roman, Christopher and Singh, Hanumant and Switzer, David and Theodoulou, Theotokis},
  keyword      = {underwater archeology,marine robotics,autonomous underwater vehicles,photomosaic,Classical era,Greece,Chios},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {269--305},
  series       = {Hesperia The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens},
  title        = {The 2005 Chios Ancient Shipwreck Survey : New Methods for Underwater Archaeology},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2972/hesp.78.2.269},
  volume       = {78},
  year         = {2009},
}