This chapter provides an overview of the rise of 3D technologies in the practice of maritime archaeology and sets the scene for the following chapters in this volume. Evidence is presented for a paradigm shift in the discipline from 2D to 3D recording and interpretation techniques which becomes particularly evident in publications from 2009. This is due to the emergence or improvement of a suite of sonar, laser, optical and other sensor-based technologies capable of capturing terrestrial, intertidal, seabed and sub-seabed sediments in 3D and in high resolution. The general increase in available computing power and convergence between technologies such as Geographic Information Systems and 3D modelling software have catalysed this process. As a result, a wide variety of new analytical approaches have begun to develop within maritime archaeology. These approaches, rather than the sensor technologies themselves, are of most interest to the maritime archaeologist and provide the core content for this volume. We conclude our discussion with a brief consideration of key issues such as survey standards, digital archiving and future directions.
|Title of host publication||3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology|
|Editors||John McCarthy, Jonathan Benjamin, Trevor Winton, Wendy van Duivenvoorde|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Coastal Research Library|
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- 3D applications
- 3D reconstruction
- 3D mapping
- Submerged landscapes
- Marine survey