Monday, August 26, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Jonathan Benjamin, Jessica Berry, Britt Burton,  Denise Kuijlaars, Susan Langley, Mark Polzer,  Carrie Sowden, Peter & Jill Worsley, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)               World’s oldest clipper ship transported to Australia.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-23802192

2)              2013 AIMA conference public lecture: Byzantine shipwrecks discovered on the south-western coast of Turkey.
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/uploads/52708/ufiles/AIMA_Documents/AIMA_Public_Lecture_Flyer1.pdf

3)              Getting shipshape: Assessing shipwreck significance.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/08/23/getting-shipshape-assessing-shipwreck-significance/

4)              Wild wind and waves reveal historic ship’s grave on Yorke Peninsula beach.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-20/wind-and-waves-uncover-historic-ship27s-graveyard/4900066

5)              Three shipwrecks from 1800s found on Great Barrier Reef.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/travel/news/three-shipwrecks-from-1800s-found-on-great-barrier-reef/story-e6frg8ro-1226700500206

6)              Illegal anchoring and fishing damaging protected historical SA shipwreck.
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/08/21/3830587.htm

7)              A Viking ship on Sydney Harbour—the mast fish.
http://anmm.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/viking-ship-mast-fish/

8)              Torpedo shot from USS Iowa in 1899 surfaces.
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=76034
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1234-130821-torpedo-howell-dolphins

9)              Possible shipwreck artefact to get CT scan for age.
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2013/08/22/possible-shipwreck-artifact-get-scan-for-age/muKTWXdTWC4uclZGkxXJPM/story.html
http://www.freep.com/article/20130822/NEWS06/308220109/Griffin-shipwreck-X-ray-age

10)           High waters erode artefacts from the Missouri River’s banks.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1226-130819-south-dakota-missouri-river-erosion-artifacts

11)            Fresh catch: two cannon raised from the wreck of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge.
http://beachcarolina.com/2013/08/20/fresh-catch-two-cannon-raised-from-the-wreck-of-blackbeards-queen-annes-revenge/

12)           Poole wreck: Wooden head raised from seabed heightens 17th-century mystery.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/poole-wreck-wooden-head-raised-from-seabed-heightens-17thcentury-mystery-8775198.html
http://archaeology.org/news/1225-130819-shipwreck-swash-channel-trade
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/10249793/The-riddle-of-the-400-year-old-shipwreck.html
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/wooden-head-clue-to-wreck-mystery-1.1565365
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-23731189
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/rudder-reclaimed-from-sea-off-england/story-fni0xqll-1226700228349

13)           Drumbeg shipwreck in 3D (NW Scotland).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QU-5zMqBYA&hd=1

14)           World’s oldest clipper ship transported to Australia.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-23802192

15)           Board of Longitude archives opened to the public.
http://www.gislounge.com/longitude-prize-archives-opened-to-the-public/

16)           Vikings not the first to reach the Faroe Islands.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1228-130820-faroe-islands-vikings-migration

17)           Oldest globe to show ‘New World’ discovered.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/23/oldest-globe-new-world-discovered_n_3804922.html?ir=Science

18)           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/?spt=hs&or=sn
http://www.livescience.com/38814-ancient-roman-shipwreck.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/order-roman-shipwreck-may-hold-clay-jars-2-000-ye\ar-6C10900648

http://www.slate.com/blogs/trending/2013/08/13/roman_shipwreck_discovery_may_be_\2_000_year_old_commerce_vessel.html http://www.newser.com/story/172474/crazy-shipwreck-find-2k-year-old-roman-food.h\tml

19)           Massive fortifications from Iron Age found on Israeli coast.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/massive-fortifications-from-iron-age-found-on-israeli-coast-113082000112_1.html
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-artificial-harbor-found-israel-160048134.html

http://www.archaeology.org/news/1233-130821-israel-ashdod-yam-harbor-fortification

20)          Sunken Ottoman ship ready to surrender cargo for exhibition.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sunken-ottoman-ship-ready-to-surrender-cargo-for-exhibition.aspx?pageID=238&nID=52970&NewsCatID=375

21)           Race-against-time excavations to rescue Batman’s archaeological sites from underwater fate.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/race-against-time-excavations-to-rescue-batmans-archaeological-sites-from-underwater-fate.aspx?pageID=238&nID=53167&NewsCatID=375

22)          Old shipwrecks keep showing up along central Vietnam.
http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130820-old-shipwrecks-keep-showing-up-down-central-vietnam-waters.aspx

23)          Haitan Strait is Pingtan’s first state-level relic protection site.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/fujian/pingtan/2013-08/20/content_16908643.htm

24)          Vietnamese fishermen find another old shipwreck near central coast [salvage].
http://treasureworks.com/news/treasure/995-vietnamese-fishermen-find-another-old-shipwreck-near-central-coast
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/82375/another-ancient-shipwreck-discovered-in-quang-ngai.html

25)          Sunken treasures: the world’s most valuable shipwreck discoveries [commercial salvage].
http://www.weather.com/travel/12-amazing-sunken-treasure-discoveries-20130816

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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