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Submerged medieval town of Dunwich mapped


Researchers have mapped the medieval port town of Dunwich which was submerged by the waters of the Dunwich River in the 15th century.

He comments, “Visibility under the water at Dunwich is very poor due to the muddy water. This has limited the exploration of the site.

“We have now dived on the site using high resolution DIDSON ™ acoustic imaging to examine the ruins on the seabed — a first use of this technology for non-wreck marine archaeology.

“DIDSON technology is rather like shining a torch onto the seabed, only using sound instead of light. The data produced helps us to not only see the ruins, but also understand more about how they interact with the tidal currents and sea bed.”

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Story: Science Daily | Photo: University of Southampton

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