Progressing 3D underwater archaeology

The rapid development of maritime archaeology through increasing 3D and digital approaches is catalogued in a new book that places Flinders’ Maritime Archaeology program front and centre in this field.

The UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology has been chaired by Flinders University for the past three years – and the release of this book shows just how far 3D advances in this field have come in a relatively short time.

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology, edited by John McCarthy, Dr Jonathan Benjamin, Trevor Winton and Associate Professor Wendy van Duivenvoorde, is an international peer-reviewed volume published by Springer Books, Coastal Research Library.

It will be released with a special (free) event at Flinders University Victoria Square at 6pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019, with registration available at this link.

Inspired by the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology International Workshop that was held at Flinders University in November 2016, the book includes work presented at that event dedicated to 3D recording and interpretation for maritime archaeology.

It also features practical and theoretical contributions about photogrammetric recording, laser scanning, marine geophysical 3D survey techniques, virtual reality, 3D modelling and reconstruction, data integration and Geographic Information Systems.

The book’s Flinders University editors say its purpose is to provide a clear overview of state-of-the-art technology at work in maritime archaeology and to identify the future direction of emerging spatial or 3-Dimensional technologies for survey, analysis and dissemination.

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