2008 Battle of the Atlantic Survey Methodology

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Title: 2008 Battle of the Atlantic Survey Methodology
Author: Hoyt, JC
Abstract: During the summer of 2008, the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary partnered with several federal, state and academic institutions to record the remains of three German U-Boats lost off North Carolina during WWII. The goals of this project were to gather baseline data for future monitoring and management recommendations, as well as public outreach and education. The scope of this project was limited to a Phase II non-invasive pre-disturbance survey. Most of the traditional field methodology employed on maritime archaeological sites is designed for comparatively shallow or benign environments. The nature of this project dictated that we remain within recreational dive limits and conduct non-decompression dives, as well as respect varying environmental conditions and cultural conditions. However, the work took place in a dynamic oceanic environment in a depth range of 100-120 fsw providing limited bottom time to accomplish time consuming tasks. As a result of the limitations it was impractical to use exclusively traditional archaeological recording methods. The practices on this project employed a hybridization of methodology borrowed from traditional methods, and from deep-water survey methods in standard use at other sites in the National Marine Sanctuary System. This paper describes the diving and archaeological methods used and hopes to stimulate discussion that could lead refining these practices.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10136
Date: 2009

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