PROJECT OBJECTIVE, METHODOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

© M. Harpster
Michaela Reinfeld setting a reflector on an archaeological site at the Cilaes Island during the Karpaz Maritime Heritage Programme near , Karpaz Peninsula, Cyprus. The scientific and practical objectives of the project design for the Karpaz Maritime Heritage Program (2008/2009) were to assess, document, and catalogue underwater sites along the coastline of northern Cyprus in order to advance their protection. In view of achieving these objectives the outline of the methodology foresaw that the team uses a total station on land to survey and map sites in shallow water. In line with the project design, the team member Michaela Reinfeld has set the reflector pole next to an amphora fragment on the seabed, distinguished by the painted and numbered stone (label) placed there during the survey earlier in the day. Both her head and the reflector head stick out of the water and cannot be seen on this photograph.

For every activity directed at underwater cultural heritage the project’s objectives should be very clear and the methodology and techniques should be chosen accordingly. This applies to safeguarding, consolidation and research alike.

 

Scheme of the progress of a project

 

The arguments of this chapter are:

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