Monday, April 15, 2013

Special thanks to George Bass, Susan Langley, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1. Shipwreck holds secrets of early colonial trade [ANMM]:
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/shipwreck-holds-secrets-of-early-colonial-trade/story-e6freoof-1226618593098

2. Archaeologist: Prospects bright for heritage tourism in NMI:
http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/54969-archaeologist-prospects-bright-for-heritage-tourism-in-nmi

3. Clamshells reveal secrets of Pre-Columbian society’s decline:
http://www.archaeology.org/news/773-130410-peru-moche-clams

4. DNA study links indigenous Brazilians to Polynesians:
http://www.nature.com/news/dna-study-links-indigenous-brazilians-to-polynesians-1.12710

5. Study debunks lead poisoning theory in Franklin mystery:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2013/04/08/north-franklin-lead-theory-study.html

6. Gaul burial site: French archaeologists unearth warrior remains at 2,300-year-old cemetery (VIDEO):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/12/france-burial-site-gaul-warriors_n_3069978.html

7. Egypt: Archaeologists uncover world’s oldest port, hieroglyphic papyri:
http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt/worlds-oldest-port-and-egyptian-papyrus-uncovered-130412.htm
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Security/Egypt-Archaeologists-uncover-worlds-oldest-port-hieroglyphic-papyri_3279038430.html

8. Sea of Galilee: Archaeologists discover ancient monument:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130411/sea-galilee-israeli-archaeologists-dis
http://topnews.us/content/254473-mysterious-stone-pile-found-sea-galilee
http://www.popsci.com.au/science/who-or-what-left-this-60-000-ton-ancient-artifact-under-the-sea
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ancient-monument-underwater-in-the-kinneret/2013/04/12/?src=ataglance
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-mystery-monument-found-on-the-sea-floor-20130412,0,2957527.story?track=rss
http://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/mysterious-rock-pile-structure-found-beneath-sea-of-galilee-off-israeli-coast/story-fnhod58u-1226617794816

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/16676628/giant-rock-structure-found-under-sea/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/sea-of-galilee-underwater-stone-monument-archaeologists-israel_n_3051398.html

9. Isles of Scilly shipwreck site could be lost ship of Sir Walter Raleigh:
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Isles-Scilly-shipwreck-site-lost-ship-Sir-Walter/story-18694840-detail/story.html#axzz2QPCUZqI5

10. Beachcombers give Gov. Tom McCall a belated birthday gift during beach cleanup:
http://www.dailyastorian.com/free/beachcombers-give-gov-tom-mccall-a-belated-birthday-gift-during/article_f31f7b44-9af4-11e2-8201-001a4bcf887a.html

11. The Poole Iron Age logboat project:
http://www.thisismast.org/poole-iron-age-logboat-project.html

12. ‘Titanic violin’ sparks heated debate:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22002497

13. Hunt is on for War of 1812 ship in Charleston Harbor:
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130402/PC16/130409885

14. Shipwreck, Neillsville hotel placed on register of historic places [Wisconsin]:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/shipwreck-neillsville-hotel-placed-on-register-of-historic-places-129h7ht-202608901.html

15. Low water levels expose new shipwrecks in Grand Haven [Michigan]:
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2013/04/ll_barth_shipwreck_discovered.html
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/251953/14/Low-water-levels-expose-new-shipwrecks

16. June expedition may determine if shipwreck is long-lost Griffon:
http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/362446

17. Fishing, shipwrecks and five families: the stories of Havera:
http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2013/04/13/fishing-shipwrecks-and-tethered-children-the-stories-of-havera

18. Anthropology Students Selected for National Internship Program:
http://www.ethiosports.com/2013/04/10/anthropology-students-selected-for-national-internship-program/

19. BBC start work on Moby Dick film The Whale, but there’s no Ahab in sight:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9980954/BBC-start-work-on-Moby-Dick-film-The-Whale-but-theres-no-Ahab-in-sight.html
http://www.imediamonkey.com/2013/04/09/jonas-armstrong-for-bbc-moby-dick-drama-the-whale/

20. Transatlantic trade’s souls remembered:
http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12950&Itemid=144

21. Did ‘malefic period’ cause the disaster?
http://www.nation.lk/edition/feature-eye/item/17176-did-%E2%80%98malefic-period%E2%80%99-cause-the-disaster?.html

22. Arnold & Porter sinks suit over sunken Spanish treasure [commercial salvage]:
http://www.americanlawyer.com/digestTAL.jsp?id=1202595303530&slreturn=20130313234825

23. Treasure hunters battle over a trove of emeralds [commercial salvage]:
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-04-11/news/emeralds-treasure-hunters-mel-fisher/

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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