Monday, August 19, 2013

Please, find below this week’s nautical news—some interesting items. Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to George Bass, Jonathan Benjamin, Celeste Jordan, Mark Polzer, Miranda Richardson, Della Scott-Ireton, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

Australia:
1)                  From Belle to bust: an 1880 shipwreck.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/08/02/from-belle-to-bust-an-1880-shipwreck/

2)                  Welsh shipwreck doc heads to Oz.
http://www.c21media.net/archives/123625

3)                  Search for shipwrecks after medieval coins found in Wessel Islands leads to rock art, possible wreckage.
http://www.news.com.au/national-news/search-for-shipwrecks-after-medieval-coins-found-in-wessel-islands-leads-to-rock-art-possible-wreckage/story-fncynjr2-1226695924312#ixzz2cJ47FLuf

4)                  Great Barrier Reef continues to reveal its hidden heritage.
http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Great-Barrier-Reef-continues-to-reveal-its-hidden-heritage/113315

5)                  The hunt for Dampier’s ancient artifacts.
http://www.pilbaraecho.com.au/2013/08/16/the-hunt-for-ancient-artefacts-near-dampier/

6)                  3D mapping technology to locate sunken vessels.
http://www.hydro-international.com/news/id6359-D_Mapping_Technology_to_Locate_Su%5Cnken_Vessels.html

Antarctica:
7)                  Bone-eating worm bonus for shipwreck hunters.
http://theconversation.com/bone-eating-worm-bonus-for-shipwreck-hunters-17072

8)                 Historic Antarctic shipwrecks may be intact.
http://archaeology.org/news/1213-130814-ships-in-antarctic-waters-may-survive
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/08/why-shipwrecks-in-antarctica-are-well-preserved/278711/
http://news.yahoo.com/trove-pristine-shipwrecks-may-buried-around-antarctica-230949172.html

Asia:
9)                  Archaeological report on Maanthai comes after 29 years.
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=36556

Americas:
10)              Humans in Cuba 10,000 years ago?
http://archaeology.org/news/1202-130809-cuban-archaeological-census-reveals-ancient-history

11)               Discovery of 19th century document sheds light on the unearthing of astrolabe reportedly used by Samuel de Champlain.
http://o.canada.com/2013/08/07/discovery-of-19th-century-document-sheds-light-on-the-unearthing-of-astrolabe-reportedly-used-by-samuel-de-champlain/

12)               Dread Pirate Blackbeard’s wreck is coming up.
http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/resurfacing-blackbeard-ship-queen-annes-revenge-130816.htm

http://zeenews.india.com/news/science/blackbeard-s-ship-yields-fresh-treasure-trove_869201.html

http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail11/story125809/blackbeard-039-s-ship-yields-fresh-treasure-trove.html
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/08/14/off-north-carolina-coast-pirate-treasure-different-sort/

13)               Colonial shipwrecks of Colombia: mapping the Tortuga wreck site and surveying the reef.
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/12/colonial-shipwrecks-of-colombia-mapping-the-tortuga-wreck-site-and-surveying-the-reef/
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/08/13/archaeologists-searching-shipwrecks-colombian-coas/

14)               Dive into underwater tourism, Nipigon mayor says.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2013/08/12/tby-tourism-shipwreck-diving-thunder-bay.html

15)               A Frenchman on the rocks.
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20130817/ISLAND09/130819779

16)               Swept away by serenity on Outer Banks.
http://www.windsorstar.com/Swept+away+serenity+Outer+Banks/8800140/story.html

17)               Group hopes to pinpoint galleon wrecked off of Oregon coast in 1700s.
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20130816/UPDATE/130816026/Group-hopes-pinpoint-galleon-wrecked-off-Oregon-coast-1700s?nclick_check=1
http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/oregon/article_f91d3bb4-06d6-11e3-a9cb-001a4bcf887a.html

18)              Public input sought on Florida comprehensive historical preservation plan.
http://sarasota.wtsp.com/news/news/435902-public-input-sought-florida-comprehensive-historical-preservation-plan

19)               Red Bay celebrates designation; Basque Festival takes place.
http://www.northernpen.ca/News/Local/2013-08-12/article-3347577/Red-Bay-celebrates-designation-Basque-Festival-takes-place/1

20)              Excavation underway of largest find of Yup’ik artifacts.
http://www.adn.com/2013/08/17/3029698/excavation-underway-of-largest.html#storylink=cpy

Europe:
21)               Jules-Verne 9 ship reconstruction.
http://protis.hypotheses.org/1294

22)              Preserved food found in jars on 2000-year-old shipwreck.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/356480#ixzz2cIzbCCKo

http://www.inquisitr.com/902502/2000-year-old-roman-shipwreck-could-contain-food/

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange/article/323705/82/Roman-shipwreck-may-hold-2000-year-old-food

23)              Early ships and boats
http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/reports/84130/early-ships-and-boats
http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/early-ships-boats

24)              Underwater wrecks are ‘window on our history’.
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130816/local/Underwater-wrecks-are-window-on-our-history-.482273

25)              Delaware researchers aid Aegean Sea exploration with underwater robot.
http://www.azorobotics.com/news.aspx?newsID=4483

26)             Crannogs – timber and stone riddles wrapped in water.
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/08/crannogs-timber-and-stone-riddles-wrapped-in-water/98753

27)              Ancient ship to set sail again to Egypt.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-ship-to-set-sail-again-to-egypt.aspx?pageID=238&nID=52276&NewsCatID=375

Commercial Salvage:
28)              Investors, why there’s still old-fashioned treasure out there.
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article41861.html

29)              Hunt for sunken warship bearing £150m of silver gave me insight into dad’s life, says Scot helping search.
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/hunt-sunken-warship-bearing-150m-2151580

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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