Moday, Sepember 21, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to George Bass, Britt Burton, Valerie J. Grussing, Denise Kuijlaars, Adam Paterson, Mark Polzer, Andrew Wilkinson and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1) The Duke of Edinburgh and the world’s oldest clipper ship.
http://audioboo.fm/boos/1591112-the-duke-of-edinburgh-and-the-world-s-oldest-clipper-ship

2) Queensland at forefront of innovative mapping technology.
http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/exciting-new-mapping-technology/2022519/

3)  Florida boy, 7, finds ancient canoe while scuba diving.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/21/florida-boy-7-finds-ancient-canoe-while-scuba-diving/?intcmp=latestnews

4) Bahrain: Bid to protect underwater heritage.
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=361139
http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/579583

5) Call to conserve Bagan temples in Myanmar.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1303-130917-myanmar-bagan-pagodas-conservation

6) Artifacts Stolen From Indonesia’s National Museum.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1300-130916-indonesia-museum-artifact-theft
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/09/14/artifact-theft-exposes-weak-security-system-museums.html

7) Ancient India’s southern ports.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1299-130916-india-coast-ports-ptolemy

8) Undersea office upgraded [Sri Lanka].
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Undersea-office-upgraded-30215233.html

9) More antiques discovered in Vietnamese shipwrecks.
http://blog.christiandaviesantiques.co.uk/more-antiques-discovered-in-vietnamese-shipwrecks-3707.html

10) Vote for Pennsylvania’s most endangered artefact.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1313-130919-pennsylvania-artifact-vote

11) America’s first ship is reimagined, recreated.
http://www.workingwaterfront.com/articles/Americas-first-ship-is-reimagined-recreated/15572?utm_source=The+Working+Waterfront+E-Weekly+-+Sept.+18%2c+2013&utm_campaign=E-Weekly&utm_medium=email

12) First magnetometer eexpedition over wrecks of USS Scourge (Lord Nelson) and USS Hamilton.
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/09/first-magnetometer-e%e2%80%8bxpedition-over-wreck%e2%80%8bs-of-uss-scourge-lo%e2%80%8brd-nelson-and-uss-h%e2%80%8bamilton/99005

13) 1890 shipwreck of Canadian schooner found in Lake Ontario.
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/1890-shipwreck-of-canadian-schooner-found-in-lake-ontario-1.1461727#ixzz2fPZ9NHn9
http://www.570news.com/2013/09/19/u-s-explorers-1890-shipwreck-of-canadian-schooner-found-in-lake-ontario/

14) Indiana panel approves Lake Michigan shipwreck site as state’s 1st underwater preserve.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d7c2d952eb24489e95632850a6920e64/IN–Underwater-Preserve

15) Final funds secured for Nikolai shipwreck memorial on West End.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20130915/news/309159988/final-funds-secured-for-nikolai-shipwreck-memorial-on-west-end

16) Neanderthals may have feasted on fish.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1306-130917-neanderthal-diet-fish

17) Researchers build ‘Google Earth’ project for the ancient world.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/18/researchers-build-google-earth-project-for-the-ancient-world

18) The writer who built the world’s first engine-powered submarine.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Writer-Who-Built-the-Worlds-First-Engine-Powered-Submarine–224148171.html#ixzz2fPT9Swzo

19) City’s archaeological experts steer the right course for rudder’s restoration.
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/city-s-archaeological-experts-steer-the-right-course-for-rudder-s-restoration-1-6058515

20) 2,000-Year-Old Town Discovered by the Sea of Galilee.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1298-130916-israel-sea-of-galilee-boat-town
http://www.ibtimes.com/town-dalmanutha-archaeologist-possibly-discover-bible-town-mentioned-gospel-mark-1407394
http://www.livescience.com/39661-biblical-era-town-discovered-sea-of-galilee.html

21) Early modern humans arrived in near east 42,000 years ago.
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-early-modern-humans-near-east-01384.html

22) Explorations adds exhibit of Bible-era artefacts.
http://www.times-herald.com/religion/20130914explorations-exhibit

23) Study confirms ancient river systems in Sahara 100,000 years ago.
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/09012013/article/study-confirms-ancient-river-systems-in-sahara-100-000-years-ago

24) Archaeologists recover ancient boat near Great Pyramid in Egypt.
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/09012013/article/archaeologists-recover-ancient-boat-near-great-pyramid-in-egypt

25) The National Geographic Channel, The Travel Channel, Spike TV: stop airing their “Digger” programs.
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-national-geographic-channel-the-travel-channel-spike-tv-stop-airing-their-digger-programs-3?share_id=OpcwrcanXR&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

26) Talk like a pirate day: shipwrecks, booty, and linguistics.
http://blog.fora.tv/2013/09/talk-like-a-pirate-day-shipwrecks-booty-and-linguistics/#A7K3qCjrTxWCYm2t.99

27) Replica Spanish solid silver paddle on show a century on.
http://www.theleader.info/article/40669/spain/national/replica-spanish-solid-silver-paddle-on-show-a-century-on/

28) At 114,000 tons, the Costa Concordia is history’s biggest salvage job.
http://world.time.com/2013/09/16/at-114000-tons-the-costa-concordia-is-historys-biggest-salvage-job/#ixzz2fPZcv1ro

29) Gold, guns take centre stage at Higgenbotham auction [Commercial salvage].
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11111162.htm

30) Odyssey marine exploration appoints Philip S. Devine as chief financial officer [Commercial salvage].
http://www.menafn.com/d617545b-9bb9-42bd-9402-1f762f990dd5/Odyssey-Marine-Exploration-Appoints-Philip-S-Devine-as-Chief-Financial-Officer?src=main

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University