Deep-Water Archeology

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Science  15 Oct 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4006, pp. 261-269
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4006.261


There is reason to believe that some old wooden ships on the deep-sea floor have survived for thousands of years without much change. They will not be covered with much sediment, and it will be possible to find them using new searching techniques. These are embodied in the system of the Alcoa Seaprobe, which is also equipped to identify and raise old ships.