Monday, April 8, 2013

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

1. AIMA 2013 Conference: Towards ratification: Australia’s Underwater Cultural Heritage (4-6 October 2013):
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/aima-conference-2013/

2. Doing what she loved, Rachel Horlings, Syracuse anthropologist, dies in Ghana:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/03/doing_what_she_loved_rachel_ho.html

3. Silver Taps: Ashley Rose Gould:
http://www.thebatt.com/silver-taps-ashley-rose-gould-1.3018401

4. Artefacts offer Pacific shark species absence clues:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22005634
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130403200256.htm

5. Portsmouth’s new ‘Mary Rose’ museum to open in May:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22009361
http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news13/34-MaryRose.shtml

6. What drove Captain Ahab wild: ‘Whales,’ at the American Museum of Natural History:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/arts/design/whales-at-the-american-museum-of-natural-history.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

7. Bronze warship ram reveals secrets:
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/04/04/bronze.warship.ram.reveals.secrets
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2304412/The-battering-ram-2-000-year-old-warship-sheds-new-light-ancient-building-skills.html
http://noc.ac.uk/news/bronze-warship-ram-reveals-secrets
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2013/04/warship-weapon.html
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2013/04/05/ancient-greek-warship-rams-research/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404122455.htm

8. Ancient Amazons as Sailors?
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/04/ancient-amazon-sailors.html

9. Archaeologists hope to identify mysterious shipwreck [more on the Drumbeg shipwreck]:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346832

10. Huge find throws new light on ancient Iraq [related to maritime trade]:
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=9796

11. Sunken ancient Egyptian port-city reveals some of its secrets:
Read more at http://planetsave.com/2013/04/08/sunken-ancient-egyptian-port-city-reveals-some-of-its-secrets/#zs5oWpmpeDgwcZhQ.99

12. How the HMS ‘Bounty’ fought sandy, and lost:
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/how-the-hms-bounty-fought-sandy-and-lost-1.214236

13. Owners of bar built from 16th century shipwreck told to paint over original wood:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/owners-bar-built-16th-century-shipwreck-told-paint-190423520.html

14. Op-Ed: 101 years after ‘Titanic’ sinking: a comparison to ‘Costa Concordia’:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/347112#ixzz2PrSSFYWz

15. Documentary aims to decode the Antikythera mechanism:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/science/02scan.html?_r=0

16. Hunt is on for War of 1812 ship in Charleston Harbor:
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130402/PC16/130409885/1268/hunt-is-on-for-war-of-1812-ship-in-charleston-harbor&source=RSS

17. Shipwreck exposed on Saginaw River [Bay City, Michigan]:
http://www.wnem.com/story/21856390/shipwreck-exposed-on-saginaw-river

18. Strange fruit: A look at the transatlantic slave trade through “Spirits of the Passage” exhibit:
http://www.wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-look-transatlantic-slave-trade-through-spirits-passage-exhibit

19. June expedition may determine if shipwreck is long-lost ‘Griffon’:
http://articles.petoskeynews.com/2013-04-05/le-griffon_38314317

20. Maritime archaeology in Hong Kong:
http://news.mingpao.com/20130407/uae1.htm

21. Ran Ortner: Maritime art:
http://www.ranortner.com/

22. Rosanne Cash saves museum ship ‘Lettie G. Howard’:
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/886758/rosanne-cash-saves-museum-ship-flood-map-spurs-art-insurance

23. Oswego War of 1812 Symposium adds underwater archaeologist to roster:
http://oswegocountytoday.com/?p=113785

24. Shipwreck Weekend at Texas A&M University:
http://nautarch.tamu.edu/shipwreck_weekend/location.html

25. 400-year-old treasure found at shipwreck site in Gulf of Mexico [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/347443
http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/07/17643225-salvagers-show-off-dazzling-bounty-from-17th-century-spanish-shipwreck?lite
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/shipwreck-discovered-off-gulf-mexico-bounty-real-treasure-170410461.html
http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-shipwreck-yields-dazzling-bounty-224443515.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/9971688/Spains-collapse-of-colonial-power-seen-through-prism-of-sunk-galleon.html
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/shipwreck-discovered-off-gulf-mexico-bounty-real-treasure-170410461.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303830/The-treasure-sank-Spanish-Empire-400-year-old-shipwreck-reveals-haul-gold-silver-pearls-parrots.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

26. Spain’s collapse of colonial power seen through prism of sunk galleon [commercial salvage]:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/9971688/Spains-collapse-of-colonial-power-seen-through-prism-of-sunk-galleon.html

27. Downtrend Movement Permanent? Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc (NASDAQ:OMEX) [commercial salvage]:
http://www.nismagazine.com/downtrend-movement-permanent-amkor-technology-inc-nasdaqamkr-odyssey-marine-exploration-inc-nasdaqomex-ziopharm-oncology-inc-nasdaqziop/123469/

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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