Australia: A New South Wales (NSW) archaeological team will be heading to Turkey next month to carry out the first large-scale mapping of the underwater area off Gallipoli. The 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 said that it is important that 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.”