Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Magnetometry is one of the primary methods that archaeologists use to locate shipwrecks. This study uses historical research and an understanding of magnetics and magnetometry to develop a useful model will help guide further magnetometric research on sunken ships. This study concludes that estimated magnetic signals of sunken ships can help archaeologists determine the type and age of a shipwreck through its magnetic signal. The model developed in this work looks at vessel types including brigantine, schooner, sloop, ship, and snow launched within the time ranges of 1750-1799, 1800-1849 and 1850-1900. Though the model developed in this work is a good start to benefit future archaeological surveys it would also benefit greatly from additional data collection in order to provide a more accurate estimated magnetic signal of each vessel type.
Holmes, Callista, "Modeling Magnetic Signatures of Sunken Ships: 1750-1900" (2016). Theses and Dissertations (All). 1451.