Sidescan sonar applications in limnoarchaeology

Robert W. Duck, John McManus

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    Abstract

    Sidescan sonar, a well known marine geophysical exploration technique, widely utilized in maritime archaeology, has great potential as a reconnaissance tool in limnoarchaeological surveys. Its application in the identification of manmade structures on the floor of a flooded valley (Glenfarg Reservoir, Scotland) and the location of nearshore settlements (crannogs) in a natural water body (Loch Tay, Scotland) are described and discussed. It is suggested that sidescan sonar is a more efficient method of underwater archaeological reconnaissance than diver surveys.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-230
    JournalGeoarchaeology
    Volume2
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1987

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