Monday, August 12, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Kurt Bennett, José Luis Casaban, George Fisher, Celeste Jordan, Susan Langley, Maddy McAllister, Ralph K. Pederson, Ulrica Söderlind, David Steinberg, Andrew Wilkinson, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

Australia:
1)               The latest issue of the AIMA Newsletter (Vol. 32, No. 1) is available for download from the AIMA website
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/newsletters/

2)              The cultural maritime landscape of Ramsey Bay, Hinchinbrook Island
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/07/26/the-cultural-maritime-landscape-of-ramsey-bay-hinchinbrook-island/

3)              Preliminary timeline programme for the AIMA 2013 conference
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/programme/

4)              Searching for ship shapes
http://shipshapesearchers.org/about-us/

5)              Port Adelaide-Enfield Mayor Gary Johanson makes headlines in Scottish Sunday Express over City of Adelaide clipper ship http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/west-beaches/port-adelaide-enfield-mayor-gary-johanson-makes-headlines-in-scottish-sunday-express-over-city-of-adelaide-clipper-ship/story-fni9llx9-1226693584030

6)              Historic shipwreck off SA being damaged
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/breaking-news/historic-shipwreck-off-sa-being-damaged/story-fni6ul2m-1226693543245

7)              Channel 10s multi-million dollar miniseries Batavia yet to start production despite being due out this year
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/channel-10s-multimillion-dollar-miniseries-batavia-yet-to-start-production-despite-being-due-out-this-year/story-fni0cc2c-1226693300745

8)              Sanyo Maru shipwreck in the Northern Territory updated into the Australia National Shipwreck Database
https://apps5a.ris.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=3562

Asia:
9)              A savage history of whaling
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/savage-history-of-whaling/4871360

10)           Vizhinjam: once a port, always a port
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/vizhinjam-once-a-port-always-a-port/article5006659.ece

11)            Make or break for ancient wreck
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/81083/make-or-break-for-ancient-wreck.html

12)           The worst shark attack in history – USS Indianapolis (in honour of Shark Week)
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/08/the-worst-shark-attack-in-history/?utm_source=smithsonianhistandarch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201308-hist

Americas:
13)           Franklin expedition shipwreck hunter – Parks Canada
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/ja13/franklin_expedition_lost_ships.asp
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/culture/franklin/media/media01.aspx
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/on-the-hunt-for-a-missing-piece-of-canadian-history—parks-canada-continues-search-for-lost-franklin-ships-219024501.html

14)           Tropis Conference Proceedings
http://nauticalarch.org/publications/tropis_conference_proceedings/

15)           Stunning shipwrecks from War of 1812 invaded by mussels
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/pictures/130808-hamilton-scourge-shipwrecks-mussels-war-of-1812-archaeology/

16)           U.S. Federal designation could spur economic, educational opportunities in the Lakeshore area
http://www.htrnews.com/article/20130807/MAN0101/308070130/?nclick_check=1
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130808/ADV01/308090107/Lakeland-shipwreck-revisited?nclick_check=1

17)           Researchers find [hurricane] Sandy damaged shipwrecks far beneath waves
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/top_three/researchers-find-sandy-damaged-shipwrecks-far-beneath-waves/article_eebb09e8-0088-11e3-b1b4-0019bb2963f4.html

18)           Exploring the shipwrecks of Charlevoix’s Oyster Bay
http://articles.petoskeynews.com/2013-08-09/charlevoix-historical-society_41247996

19)           Titanic artifact found in Naples, FL scrapyard
http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/Titanic-artifact-found-in-Naples-scrapyard-219068491.html

20)          Nearly 100-year-old message in a bottle found by diver in St. Clair River
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/22627384/nearly-100-year-old-message-in-a-bottle-found-by-diver-in-st-clair-river#ixzz2bdj3SMIf

21)           Navy archeologists find rare artifact on San Clemente Island
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=75466

Europe:
22)          Belgium ratifies the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/dynamic-content-single-view/news/belgium_ratifies_the_2001_unesco_convention_on_the_protection_of_underwater_cultural_heritage/#.UgZSrG3LKSo

23)          Rare medieval boat hailed as ‘significant’ find by archaeologists digging up Norfolk marshland
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2384092/Rare-medieval-boat-hailed-significant-archaeologists-digging-Norfolk-marshland.html#ixzz2b4gcTji6

24)          UNESCO prepares for the Centenary of World War I and calls special attention to its underwater cultural heritage
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/dynamic-content-single-view/news/unesco_action_for_peace/#sthash.xdOgBLA1.dpuf

25)          Laois ‘bog body’ said to be world’s oldest

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/laois-bog-body-said-to-be-world-s-oldest-1.1483171

26)          What do the layers in the main harbour of Birka tell us?
http://www.sjohistoriska.se/sv/Fordjupning/Blogg/marinarkeobloggen/Vraket/What-do-the-layers-in-the-Birkas-harbour-tell-us/

27)           Intact Roman ship, complete with cargo, found off coast of Italy
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/08/09/Intact-Roman-ship-complete-with-cargo-found-off-coast-of-Italy/UPI-29381376089380/#ixzz2bZksEfa2

28)          Aim to identify new shipwrecks
http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/article/531347/Aim-to-identify-new-shipwrecks.html

29)          Rubber products washing ashore in Europe have Akron link
http://www.ohio.com/news/rubber-products-washing-ashore-in-europe-have-akron-link-1.419322

30)          Subway excavation continues in London
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1183-130808-england-london-subway
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/08/3549873/work-on-new-railway-line-digs.html

31)           Flood-Defense Project uncovers medieval vessel
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1178-130807-england-norfolk-boat

Middle East:
32)          Beirut and an ancient shipwreck
http://nauticalarch.org/blogs/iron-age-shipwreck/2013/08/04/beirut-and-an-ancient-shipwreck/

http://wedigboats.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/excavation-of-a-shipwreck-in-beirut/

33)          Turkish town has hosted 12,000 years of human history & stunning biodiversity
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/06/turkish-town-has-hosted-12000-years-of-human-history-stunning-biodiversity/

34)          Antalya to have one more open air museum
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/antalya-to-have-one-more-open-air-museum.aspx?pageID=238&nID=52223&NewsCatID=385

Commercial Salvage:

35)          The silver shipwreck: $38 million on the ocean floor
http://www.kirotv.com/news/lifestyles/shopping/silver-shipwreck-38-million-ocean-floor/nZHDZ/
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/23086942/2013/08/08/another-haul-for-tampa-treasure-hunters

36)          Odyssey Marine Exploration reports second quarter 2013 results
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/08/08/565730/10044178/en/Odyssey-Marine-Exploration-Reports-Second-Quarter-2013-Results.html

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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