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Accession Number PB2014-103448
Title Archaeological Analysis of Submerged Sites on the Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 415p
Personal Author A. M. Evans E. A. Swanson E. E. Voisin G. D. Cook G. M. de Silva M. A. Allison M. E. Keith P. A. Hesp
Abstract Tesla Offshore, LLC, was awarded a contract in 2009 by the former Minerals Management Service (MMS) (then from May 2010 until October 201, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)) to investigate six shipwreck sites on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The sites were to be investigated through geophysical survey and a combination of diver observation and sediment core acquisition. The purpose of the study was to verify that the targets were shipwrecks, and, if possible, to provide identifications and assessments of potential eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). A second aim of the study was to provide an assessment of site formation processes that impact the individual wreck sites. The six sites ranged in water depths from 11 to 36.5 m (36 to 120 ft) below sea-level (BSL) and were located across the north-central and northwestern GOM, from Morgan City, Louisiana to Galveston, Texas.
Keywords Archaeology
Continental shelf
Geophysical surveys
Gulf of Mexico
Sunken ships
Underwater objects

Source Agency Department of Interior-General
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
Corporate Author Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Washington, DC. Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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