Monday, April 2, 2012

Special thanks to Britt Burton, Paul Johnston, Denise Kuijlaars, Mark Polzer, and Jennifer Rodrigues for sending in news items. There will be no news in the coming two weeks due to field work (read: no internet access).

1. Indigenous canoe building worshop at Flinders with David Payne, Australian National Maritime Museum:
http://flindersarchaeology.com/
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2012/03/31/10-canoes-no-not-really-5-canoes-but-in-2-days/
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2012/03/29/notes-from-the-field-canoe-building-worshop/

2. Nawi—Exploring Australia’s indigenous watercraft conference  [30 May–1 June 2012…it is a first, so don’t miss it]:
http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1921

3. Shipwreck hunters [field work on Kangaroo Island, South Australia—Amer Kahn]:
http://www.theislanderonline.com.au/news/local/news/general/shipwreck-hunters/2505598.aspx

4. Shipwreck memories flood back [SS English survivor Charles Rogers]:
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2012/03/30/shipwreck-memories-flood-back/

5. Leading light (beacon) tower [Newscastle, NSW]:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/03/27/3464691.htm?site=newcastle

6. Ban imposed on salvaging of shipwrecks [Sri Lanka]:
http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/03/31/news11.asp
http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/17718-no-salvaging-of-wrecks.html

7. Indonesia’s shipwrecks mean riches and headaches:
http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/181419/reftab/36/t/Indonesia-s-shipwrecks-mean-riches-and-headaches/Default.aspx
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/indonesias-shipwrecks-mea_n_1393473.html?ref=world#s830160

8. Good news for the Chinese junk free China—By Dione Chen:
http://muablog.wordpress.com/

9. Archaeologists find graves containing bodies of 5,000 slaves on remote island:
Africans died in custody of Royal Navy in 1800s, after being seized from ships of slave traders, and were buried on St Helena:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/08/slave-mass-graves-st-helena-island?newsfeed=true
http://www.theworld.org/2012/03/slave-burial-ground-st-helena/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120308101621.htm

See also: Slave cemetery from St. Helena:
http://bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/slave-cemetery-from-st-helena/

10. Viking invaders brought mice everywhere, except Canada:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Viking+invaders+brought+mice+everywhere+except+Canada/6327305/story.html

11. Crossrail dig uncovers historic Limmo Peninsula shipyard remains:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17488425

12. 18th c. Dutch telescopes made out of cow bones:
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/15838

13. Historic First Nations artifact returned to B.C. [gifted to James Cook in 1778]:
http://www.campbellrivermirror.com/news/143883516.html

14. Maritime Museum of B.C:
http://www.lookoutnewspaper.com/top-stories.php?id=651

15. NPR Story: Sale of Titanic artifacts [sic]:
http://www.npr.org/2012/03/28/149512231/auction-house-to-sell-titanic-collection

16. Meet Titanic‘s greatest explorer [no, it isn’t James Cameron]:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/monteburke/2012/03/30/meet-the-titanics-greatest-explorer/

17. Titanic: Archaeology of an emigrant ship:
http://www.archaeology.co.uk/uncategorized/titanic.htm

18. Titanic‘s legacy: A fascination with disasters:
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/31/4381098/titanics-legacy-a-fascination.html

19. New Titanic images revealed:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-images-of-titanic-wreck-revealed

20. James Cameron: Diving deep, dredging up Titanic:
http://www.npr.org/2012/03/30/149635287/james-cameron-diving-deep-dredging-up-titanic

21. James Cameron describes Mariana Trench after Pacific dive:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/james-cameron-dives-floor-mariana-trench-deeper-everest/story?id=16003655
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/science/earth/james-camerons-rocket-plunge-to-the-planets-deepest-recess.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.nature.com/news/james-cameron-returns-from-the-deep-1.10332
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46873287/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.smh.com.au/world/director-discovers-a-dark-world-of-tiny-creatures-at-bottom-of-the-sea-20120327-1vw8a.html
http://news.discovery.com/earth/deep-sea-scientists-thrilled-with-cameron-120328.html

22. Aggie Don Walsh advises movie director Cameron’s dive to deepest part of the world:
http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2012/03/26/aggie-don-walsh-advises-movie-director-camerons-dive-to-deepest-part-of-the-world/

23. Sub-sea designer breaks silence:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-27/sub-designer-breaks-silence/3914720

24. Son to share dad’s journey [Loren Steffy]:
http://www.theeagle.com/local/Son-to-share-dad-s-journey–7066602

http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/campus-voices/

25. Underwater Technology Conference 2012, Norway
http://www.utc.no/

26. Register now for war of 1812 symposium [31 March, Oswega]:
http://oswegocountytoday.com/?p=83567

27. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki to Host “End to Antiquities Trafficking” Exhibition:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03/29/archaeological-museum-of-thessaloniki-to-host-end-to-antiquities-trafficking-exhibition/

28. Mary Rose: Swansea University scientists probe shipwreck bones:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17536851

29. Saga of the northwest passage:
http://www.archaeology.org/1203/features/hms_investigator_shipwreck_arctic_exploration.html

30. Ex-fisherman pens book about Alaskan shipwrecks:
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20120326/news/303269990/ex-fisherman-pens-book-about-alaskan-shipwrecks

31. San Diego diver raising funds for far away ‘crystal wreck’ dive expedition:
http://www.examiner.com/scuba-diving-in-san-diego/san-diego-diver-raising-funds-for-far-away-crystal-wreck-dive

32. Istanbul archeologist describes excavation of ancient ships, port:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120327/articles/120329704?p=2&tc=pg

33. More on…NOAA ship “Okeanos” explorer’s 2012:
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1202/logs/mar27/welcome.html

34. More on…USA to settle argument over where Drake stopped to restock:
http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/USA-settle-argument-Drake-stopped-restock/story-15635184-detail/story.html

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University