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A High-frequency, Narrow-beam Sub-bottom Profiler for Archaeological Applications

David Mindell, Brian Bingham
9 pp.
MITSG 02-09J
$2.00 DOM

This paper lays out the archaeological and technical justification for a high-frequency, narrow-beam sub-bottom profiler. It describes an ultrasonic device built to image local areas of the seafloor beneath the mud, and presents a data set collected with the instrument operating over an 8th-century BC shipwreck found off the coast of Israel. Precise sub-bottom imagery can aid in characterizing a site before excavation, and enables a 3-D computer model of a buried structure to be built with acoustic techniques, without ever disturbing a wreck.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 2001-RD-11
Title: Precision 3-d Sub-bottom Imaging for Deep Water Archaeology.

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