Mapping Gallipoli’s underwater terrain

Published on April 26th, 2010 | by Admin


A team of archaeologists are heading to Turkey to carry out the first large-scale mapping of the Gallipoli’s underwater terrain.

he team is also hoping to find military relics like the remains of small boats, ammunition and what is left of battlefield jetties.

NSW state maritime archaeologist and team leader Tim Smith says it is important the items are comprehensively documented.

“Some of the shipwrecks have been documented through diving expeditions, but we will be doing the first comprehensive archaeological mapping of the underwater terrain,” he said.

“The underwater terrain hasn’t really been looked at as part of the overall battlefields, so we are looking at addressing that and tying it in to the whole cultural landscape of what is Anzac.”

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