Locating Sunken Ships

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Locating Sunken Ships
Using Integers and
the Coordinate Plane
Marine Archeologists
 Marine archaeology (also known as maritime archaeology) is a
discipline that studies human interaction with the sea, lakes and
rivers through the study of vessels, shore side facilities, cargoes,
human remains and submerged landscapes. One speciality is
underwater archaeology, which studies the past through any
submerged remains. Another specialty within maritime
archaeology is nautical archaeology, which studies vessel
construction and use.
 Maritime archaeological sites usually result from shipwrecks or
sometimes seismic catastrophes, and thus represent a moment
in time rather than a slow deposition of material accumulated
over a period of years. This fact has led to shipwrecks being
described as time capsules.
More on Marine Archeology
Learn more about the submersible vehicle, called
the Clelia, which was used to explore the
wreckage of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Here is an example of a ship that as able to be
excavated, the Vasa a 17th century Swedish
Read about the Atocha and its discovery on theMel
Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum
Web site.
Finding Exact Locations
Marine archeologists use exact locations
to log shipwrecks using longitude and
Quick refresher on longitude and
On page 62 complete Activity box #1-7.
Researching the Ships
Lets take a closer look at the ships
mentioned in the book on Shipwreck
Edmund Fitzgerald
Andrea Doria