UW Arch Software Solutions

Various computer programs are slowly being introduced in underwater archaeology. Some examples are: wreck databases, artefact databases, 2D mapping, 3D mapping, and 3D modelling/reconstruction. A spectacular example is virtual reconstructions, useful for experimental archaeology, and which will increase in the future.

General software

  • Site Sureveyor, 3H Consulting, UK
  • Maxsurf Plus, from Formation Design Systems, used for 3D modelling/reconstruction.
  • PAST, dendrochronology software.
  • “Web for Windows”. This is a 3D underwater mapping system developed by Nick Rule. It was developed for the Mary Rose project and has since been used on different projects, e.g. San Pedro de Alcantara.

Virtual reconstructions


Web for Windows

rev jul '12

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