Wessex Archaeology's Coastal & Marine team is currently helping the Shipwreck Project based in Weymouth, Dorset, to record and assess a shipwreck site off Chesil Beach. The work is being carried under contract to Historic England.
Last week, Wessex Archaeology’s diver archaeologist Paolo Croce took the photographs necessary to create this photogrammetry model of the site in just 30 minutes. Whereas previously this sort of 3D planning may have taken many hours of painstaking measurement to achieve, in suitable conditions it can now be carried out in a single dive using either still photography or video, offering clients outstanding value for money as well as a great result.
Wessex Archaeology’s Peta Knott spoke about about the use of photogrammetry to record cannon on the seabed at the Guns at Sea conference in Portsmouth at the weekend.
Graham Scott - Senior Archaeologist & Dive Superintendent