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Title: Underwater Photogrammetric Recording at the Site of Anfeh, Lebanon
Authors: Semaan, Lucy
Salama, Mohammed Saeed
Affiliations: Institute of History Archeology and Near Eastern Studies
Keywords: Anchors
Eastern Mediterranean
Maritime material culture
Underwater archaeology
Issue Date: 2019-01-01
Part of: 3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology
Start page: 67
End page: 87
This chapter considers the application of underwater photogrammetry to record and document the underwater cultural heritage at the site of Anfeh in North Lebanon. Although photogrammetry has become a standard procedure in the field of maritime archaeology worldwide, this is the first use of this recording method in the country. The research context is presented, followed by the methodology adopted according to the particularities of the site and then the results of work undertaken over two campaigns: one in 2016 and one in 2017. The main aims in this chapter are to demonstrate the advantages of a low-cost and time-effective method of documenting sites, where the funding prohibits the use of more expensive geophysical equipment. The application of multi-image photogrammetry as a recording technique at Anfeh has merit in providing global access to artefacts in their in situ context. The results generated from 3D data were particularly informative to the study of a substantial collection of anchors of different types and sizes, without removing them from their underwater context. By calculating volume from the 3D scan, an estimation of the weight of these could be thus achieved and will serve in future analysis of the vessels plying the maritime routes at Anfeh.
ISSN: 22110577
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03635-5_5
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Type: Book Chapter
Appears in Collections:Institute of History Archeology and Near Eastern Studies

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