Monday, August 23, 2010

With thanks to George Fischer and Adam Wolfe for sending in news.

1. South Korea archaeologists uncover 7000-year-old oar:
http://www.physorg.com/news201274900.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100817/sc_afp/skoreaarchaeologyoar_20100817165229

2. Ancient sea cave on Skye ‘still occupied’:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11004214

3. Possible Shipwreck Found Near Sleeping Bear Dunes[Lake Michigan]:
http://www.9and10news.com/Category/Story/?id=247564&cID=1
http://record-eagle.com/local/x1047882330/Diver-says-he-found-Westmoreland-shipwreck

4. Fla. firm says it found wreck of 198-year-old ship [Swedish shipwreck off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada]:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/19/1782806/fla-firm-says-it-found-wreck-of.html

5. [More on...] Shipwreck in York River may be from Yorktown siege:
http://wjz.com/wireapnewsva/Divers.visit.wreck.2.1865891.html
http://www.dailypress.com/news/york-county/dp-nws-yorktownshipwreck-20100818,0,4077272.story
http://www.vagazette.com/articles/2010/08/14/news/doc4c65dc0b459ff519866646.txt

6. Quest to make the “Morgan” seaworthy [wooden whaling vessel]:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/science/17ship.html

7. Efforts in Philadelphia to save showpiece ships:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/us/19philly.html

8. Scilly shipwrecks:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cornwall/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8929000/8929135.stm

9. [More on...] Archaeologists study 18th-century ship found at World Trade Center site:
http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2010/todays-news/maryland-archaeologists-study.html

10. Giant turtle’s demise the fault of humans, study says:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10970082
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/08/17/2984178.htm

11. New ways to chart our maritime past:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-08/uos-nwt081910.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100819074445.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news201429613.html
http://www.uis.no/frontpage/article26700-50.html

12. Treasure-hunters, scientists on new “Titanic” mission:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/07/titantic-expedition-archeology-2010/1
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Titanic+mission/3429490/story.html

13. Gold bullion stolen from Florida’s Mel Fisher Maritime Museum:
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/08/19/florida.gold.bar.stolen/index.html#fbid=3UChZRqdzou&wom=false
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=40103

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde