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Research Expertise

John has worked in commercial and academic archaeology for 15 years and is a scientific diver and expert on digital 3D techniques for maritime archaeology. He has published widely on research in Scotland, the Netherlands, Israel and Western Australia. His doctoral thesis focussed on investigation of new avenues of research made possible by digital surveys of shipwrecks, includng the creation of digital 3D libraries for historic vessels, and on new modes of research dissemination and engagement, includng virtual dive experiences.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Queen's University Belfast

1 Dec 20051 Dec 2007

Award Date: 13 Dec 2007

Bachelor (Honours), Trinity College Dublin

1 Sep 20001 Dec 2004

Award Date: 16 Dec 2004


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Research Output

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology

McCarthy, J. (ed.), Benjamin, J. (ed.), Winton, T. (ed.) & Van Duivenvoorde, W. (ed.), 2019, 1 ed. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 237 p. (Coastal Research Library; vol. 31)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Open Access
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    A submerged 7000-year-old village and seawall demonstrate earliest known coastal defence against sea-level rise

    Galili, E., Benjamin, J., Eshed, V., Rosen, B., McCarthy, J. & Horwitz, L. K., 18 Dec 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 12, 17 p., e0222560.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Aboriginal artefacts on the continental shelf reveal ancient drowned cultural landscapes in northwest Australia

    Benjamin, J., O’Leary, M., McDonald, J., Wiseman, C., McCarthy, J., Beckett, E., Morrison, P., Stankiewicz, F., Leach, J., Hacker, J., Baggaley, P., Jerbic, K., Fowler, M., Fairweather, J., Jeffries, P., Ulm, S. & Bailey, G., 1 Jul 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 7 July, 31 p., e0233912.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    9 Downloads (Pure)

    Integrating Aerial and Underwater Data for Archaeology: Digital Maritime Landscapes in 3D

    Benjamin, J., McCarthy, J., Wiseman, C., Bevin, S., Kowlessar, J., Astrup, P., Naumann, J. & Hacker, J., 2019, 3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology. McCarthy, J. K., Benjamin, J., Winton, T. & van Duivenvoorde, W. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 211-231 21 p. (Coastal Research Library; vol. 31).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Modern or medieval? Analysis of an iron anchor from Camuscross, Scotland and directdating methods for metal artefacts

    Claggett, D., McCarthy, J. K., Murray, W., Sebo, E. M., Jouttijärvi, A., Hüls, M. C. & Benjamin, J., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 25, p. 144-152 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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