All equipment was supplied by Centro Nacional de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática (CNANS).

Since the work entailed the displacement and positioning of heavy timbers, the students were assisted by CNANS' staff and Paulo Rodrigues.

A forklift was used to move the timbers around.

The 1/1 scale drawings were made with the help of a device developed at Texas A&M University's Nautical Archaeology Program by Taras Pevni, consisting of a laser pointer pen mounted together with a pen on a small stand that guarantees a perfect 90° angle between the drafting plan and the timber underneath.

Citation Information:

Filipe Castro,
2003, Cais do Sodré Project, World Wide Web, URL,, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M University.