Seminar in Technology, Archaeology, and the Deep Sea
September 21: a.
Encyclopedia: "Archaeological Record," "Archaeology,"
"Conservation," "Excavation" "Research Design"
K.R. Dark, Theoretical Archaeology, "The Identity and Purpose
of Archaeology," "The Framework of Archaeological Reasoning."
Oxford companion to archaeology, "Excavation,"
"Theory in Archaeology," "Processual Theory," "Post-Processual
Patty Jo Watson, "Archaeology in Marginal Environments"
Bruno Latour, "Drawing things together"
28: a: Public representation of undersea science
Steven Biel, Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the
Titanic Disaster, Foreword, Chapter 7
Catherine Lutz and Jane Collins, Reading National Geographic,
and nautical archaeology
Cases: Mary rose, Ulu Burun
Keith Muckelroy, Chapters 1-2, Chapter 6
Patty Jo Watson, "Method and Theory in Shipwreck Archaeology,"
Encyclopedia: "Maritime Archaeology," "Underwater Archaeology,"
"Nautical Archaeology," "Mary Rose," "Uluburun",
"Institute of Nautical Archaeology," "Trilateration,"
"Baseline Trilateration," "Direct Survey Method,"
"Airlift," "Positioning Systems," "Shipwreck
Anthropology," "Site Formation processes," "Cultural
context," "Deep water sites," "Excavation"
Peter Throckmorton, The Sea Remembers: Shipwrecks and Archaeology.
INA Uluburun site
Mary Rose (esp. underwater survey)
Underwater Archaeology: A nascent discipline (Unesco, Paris, 1972)
George Bass, Archaeology Under Water.
Richard Gould ed., Shipwreck Anthropology.
5: Deep submergence science
Cases: Project FAMOUS, naval cold war projects, CREST hydrothermal
Maurice Tivey, "The Magnetic Thickness of a Recent Submarine
Lava Flow," Oceanus 41, #1, 1988.
Ken Macdonald, "Exploring the Global Mid-Ocean Ridge: A Quarter Century
of Discovery," Oceanus 41 #1, 1988.
William Broad, The Universe Below Chapter 2(Navy), Chapter 3 (Vents)
Ralf Bachmayer, et. al., "Oceanographic Research Using Remotely Operated
Underwater Robotic Vehicles: Exploration of Hydrothermal Vent Sites on
the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 37° North 32° West" MTS Journal 32,
Sherry Sontag, et. al., Blind Man's Bluff
F. Lewis, One of our H-Bombs is Missing
Video: National Geographic voyage to the edge of creation
12: Searching and finding in deep water
Cases: Titanic, Guadalcanal, Monitor, Bismarck, Skerki
Encyclopedia: "Side Scan Sonar,"
Ballard, Titanic Chapters 5-6
Phillipe Blondel and Bramley Murton, Handbook of Seafloor Sonar Imagery,
Encyclopedia: "Side Scan Sonar"
Harold Edgerton, Sonar Images.
Robert D. Ballard, Yorktown book.
19: Deep ocean robotics I: vehicles and systems
Guest: James Bellingham, Director, MIT AUV lab, Director of Engineering,
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Robert D. Ballard, "The MEDEA/JASON remotely operated vehicle
system," Deep Sea Research 40, #8, 1993.
Albert Bradley, Dana Yoerger, and Barrie Walden, "An AB(L)E Bodied
Vehicle," Oceanus Spring/Summer 1995.
James Bellingham, "New Oceanographic Uses of Autonomous Underwater
Vehicles," MTS Journal 31, #3
National Research Council, Undersea
Vehicles and National Needs
Submergence Lab Vehicles Page
"M.V. Derbyshire Surveys: UK/EC Assessors' Report."
Curtin, et. al., "Autonomous oceanographic sampling networks,"
Oceanography 6 (3).
Whitcomb, L., D. Yoerger, H. Singh, and D. Mindell, 1998. "Toward
Precision Robotic Maneuvering, Survey, and Manipulation in Unstructured
Workshop on Mobile Robots in Subsea Enivronments, Monterey, CA, May 3-6,
26: Deep ocean robotics II: sensors and modeling
Guests: Dana Yoerger / Hanu Sing (Deep Sumbergence Lab, WHOI)
Encyclopedia: "Sonic High Accuracy Ranging and Positioning,"
"Photomosaic," "Remote Sensing" "Video Sensing"
"Sub-bottom profiler," "Hamilton and Scourge,"
Dana R. Yoerger and David A. Mindell, "Closed-Loop ROV Control at
2200 Meters Depth," ROV '92, San Diego, Calif., June, 1992.
Yoerger, et. al., "High Resolution of a Fast Spreading Mid Ocean
Ridge with the Autonomous Benthic Explorer" (PDF)
2: Working in deep water: 19th and 20th century
Cases: USS Monitor Bismarck, Guadalcanal, Yorktown,
David Mindell "Shipwrecks of memory: excavating Guadalcanal,"
Gordon Watts, "Deep water archaeological investigation and site testing
in the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary,"
Encyclopedia: "Bismarck," "Arizona," "Crossroads
wrecks," "US Navy" "Yamato," "USS Monitor,"
"National Marine Sanctuary" "Cultural Resource Management"
Park Service, Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (SCRU)
Gordon Watts, "The location and identification of the ironclad
Daniel J. Lenihan ed., "Submerged Cultural Resources Study, USS
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, "Long Range Preservation Plan"
(Civil War submarine) site assessment (PDF)
Crossroads report: "The Archaeology of the Atomic Bomb"
9: Ethics, legality, and treasure hunting
Proposals due for final projects
Cases: Central America, Titanic
America," "Abandoned Shipwreck Act," "National Register
of Historic Places," "Treasure," "Treasure-hunting,"
"Salvage Law," "ICOMOS," "Professional Ethics,"
"Seahawk" "UN Law of the Sea convention,"
IFE Policy on Submerged Cultural Resources
James Delgado, "Titanic Controversies: The Titanic
Since its Discovery,"
James Goold, "Shipwrecks and the Law in the Deep Sea,"
Gary Kinder, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
UNESCO Draft Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural
16: Working in deep water: the classical and pre-classical worlds
Cases: Skerki Bank wrecks, Phoenician wrecks off Israel
Encyclopedia: "Isis Wreck,"
Ballard et. al., "The Discovery of Ancient History in the Deep Sea
Using Advanced Deep Submergence Technology."
Willard Bascomb, Deep Water, Ancient Ships (selections)
McCann, A., 1994. "Deep Water Archaeology: A Late Roman Ship from
Carthage and an Ancient Trade route near Skerki Bank off Northwest Sicily,"
Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series 13.
Wachsman, Shelley, Ships and Seafaring in the Bronze Age Levant
23: Working in deep water: the Black Sea
Frederik Hiebert, "From Mountaintop to Ocean Bottom: A Comprehensive
Approach to Archaeological Research," Ocean Pulse.
Ryan, W., et. al., 1997, "An Abrupt Drowning of the Black Sea
Shelf," Marine Geology 138, 119-126.
Ryan and Pitman, Noah's Flood
Mindell et. al., "Sinop Sonar Surveys 1998, Research Report,"
Willard Bascomb, Deep Water, Ancient Ships (selections)
30: Presentation of final projects I
December 7: Presentation
of final projects II
Final projects due.
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Marine Technology Society (MTS) Journal
Deep Sea Research