Monday, August 5, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to George Bass, Jonathan Benjamin, Jessica Berry, Ashley Hills, Sandra Kay Horne, Denise Kuijlaars, Maddy McAllister, Daniel Petraccaro, Ulrica Söderlind, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

Australia:

1)   Early bird registration for the 2013 AIMA Conference “Towards Ratification” extended until 15 August!
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/conference-2013/

2)    The three hour trench [Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia]
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/07/25/the-three-hour-trench/

3)    Sanyo Maru wreck in Australia’s custody as an enduring reminder of Japan’s presence in our pearl shell industry
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/sanyo-maru-wreck-in-australia8217s-custody-as-an-enduring-reminder-of-japan8217s-presence-in-our-pearlshell-industry/story-fnihsrf2-1226687171840
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/29/national/aussies-to-protect-pearl-ship-wreck/#.Uf318m34Xms

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/07/28/australia-to-protect-wrecked-japanese-pearl-ship/

4)  Aboriginal rock art may depict first sea arrivals
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/rock-art-may-show-austs-first-foreigners/story-fn3dxiwe-1226689366982
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Past-Masters/301882649948002
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/aboriginal-rock-art-may-depict-first-ship-arrivals.htm
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/national/18272913/rock-art-may-show-austs-first-foreigners/

5)    Murphy Oil wants to drill near Abrolhos
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/wa/18246186/

6)  Broome flying boats–March 1942
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151498981411296&set=a.499701506295.268850.200677676295&type=1&theater

Americas:

7)  Artifacts, questions raised from shipwrecks
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/west_university/news/artifacts-questions-raised-from-shipwrecks/article_67bf0f8c-f950-11e2-b738-0019bb2963f4.html

See also, updates on the Gulf wreck discoveries:
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1123-130725-gulf-of-mexico-shipwrecks-deep-water
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/30/the-monterrey-shipwreck-parting-shot/
http://www.katc.com/news/team-examining-gulf-shipwreck-finds-2-other-wrecks/#_
http://www.redding.com/news/2013/aug/02/researchers-discovery-shipwrecks-tantalizing/
http://haysfreepress.com/2013/08/01/under-the-sea-shipwreck-off-coast-thrills-texas-state-archaeologist/#axzz2ayn6cTRZ
http://www.newyorkinjurynews.com/2013/07/28/Archaeologists-discover-additional-wrecks-after-examining-Gulf-shipwreck_201307289847.html
http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/two-additional-shipwrecks-discovered-near-monterrey-shipwreck/

8)    Atlas shipwreck discovered in Lake Ontario
http://www.inquisitr.com/880178/atlas-shipwreck-discovered-in-lake-ontario/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/atlas-oldest-commercial-shipwreck-great-lakes_n_3672342.html
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130728/NEWS01/307280037/Atlas-shipwreck-1839-discovered-near-Oswego?nclick_check=1 http://online.wsj.com/article/AP71449ec05ab64fde9bfbfdd037b2ed7c.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/nation/216876711.html

9)  Local teacher exploring shipwreck: Gulf of Mexico is destination for team with submarines
http://www.dailypress.com/news/gloucester-county/dp-tsq-mid-gloucester-vims-story-0801-20130801,0,1826580.story

10)    Scituate fisherman makes century-old discovery
http://www.patriotledger.com/features/x1905497652/Scituate-fisherman-makes-century-old-discovery
http://www.wickedlocal.com/canton/news/x273445078/Fisherman-makes-century-old-shipwreck-discovery

11)            Researchers identify 17th-century shipwreck off Maryland
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1124-130725-maryland-st-mary-s-river-shipwreck
http://www.your4state.com/story/17th-century-sunken-ship-discovered-in-the-chesapeake-bay/d/story/Al2eGTeBT0WHVADAHjt5MA
http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/home/526118-researchers-identify-17th-century-shipwreck-off-maryland
http://www.wtop.com/46/3400314/Uncovering-an-underwater-mystery
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Shipwreck-Remains-Identified-in-St-Marys-River-2013-07-25/

12)   Colonial Shipwrecks of Colombia: Exploring sunken history in the Caribbean
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/30/colonial-shipwrecks-of-colombia-exploring-sunken-history-in-the-caribbean/
13)   Mysterious finding of 1800s shoes, timbers, bottles, teases Assateague: Storm last fall likely dislodged old shipwreck
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20130803/ESN01/308030006/Mysterious-finding-1800s-shoes-timbers-bottles-teases-Assateague?nclick_check=1

14)   This ship uses underwater robots to live stream mysteries of the deep to your iPhone
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682739/this-ship-uses-underwater-robots-to-livestream-mysteries-of-the-deep-to-your-iphone#1

15)   Sunken pirate ship discovery a treasure for Cape Coral
http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2013-07-30/Sunken-pirate-ship-discovery-a-treasure-for-Cape-Coral#.Uf36lW34Xms
http://www.davidpcarr.com/news

16)   Dugout canoe found in Baja California
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1137-130730-mexico-baja-california-canoe

17)  Shipwreck discovered on Prince Edward Isle
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1112-130722-canada-prince-edward-isle-shipwreck

18)   More sturgeon bones found at Jamestown
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1109-130719-virginia-jamestown-sturgeon

19)   Rare boat effigy found on California Island
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1100-130718-california-boat-effigy-volcanic-rock

20)    Navy dolphins discover rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off San Diego coast
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/navy-dolphins-find-rare-torpedo-article-1.1349515#ixzz2az49uLfm

21)   Organizing a student run archaeology conference–NASC 2014
http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/organizing-a-student-run-archaeology-conference-nasc-2014/

22)    It’s time to go back to sea for QAR archaeologists
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_9a9e23b0-fc7b-11e2-96ab-0019bb2963f4.html

Europe:

23)    Scottish Atlantic Maritime Past: Heritage, investigation, research & education [Loch Laxford]:
http://blogs.wessexarch.co.uk/samphire/

24)  Mycenaean artifacts found in Bodrum
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mycenaean-artifacts-found-in-bodrum.aspx?pageID=238&nID=51909&NewsCatID=375
http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=114485

25)   1st Submarine museum park in Greece
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/08/02/1st-submarine-museum-park-in-greece/

26)    Piri Reis maps draw interest in Croatia
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/piri-reis-maps-draw-interest-in-croatia.aspx?pageID=238&nID=51690&NewsCatID=385

27)    Find helps scientists map waves of migration across the continents
http://phys.org/news/2013-07-scientists-migration-continents.html

28)    Daily: New shipwreck found near Rauma
http://yle.fi/uutiset/daily_new_shipwreck_found_near_rauma/6754253

29)    Zeeland’s Dekker-Huis and Historical Museum shares a second look at a popular shipwreck exhibit

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x1806129908/Zeelands-Dekker-Huis-and-Historical-Museum-shares-a-second-look-at-a-popular-shipwreck-exhibit#ixzz2aypgHbQf

30)   New clues tell of where timber for Newport’s medieval ship was felled
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/10590123.New_clues_tell_of_where_timber_for_Newport___s_medieval_ship_was_felled/

31)   Archaeologists Explore U-Boats Off English Coast
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1114-130722-england-germany-submarines-wwi

32)          Gull Rock wreck, Lundy
http://www.thisismast.org/gull-rock-wreck-lundy.html

Commercial Salvage:

33)  Exploration of ill-fated SS Gairsoppa reveals treasure from the deep
http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/exploration-of-ill-fated-ss-gairsoppa-reveals-treasure-from-the-deep-238719.html http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130802-shipwreck-silver-ocean-treasure-cargo-ship/

34)  Titanic lost violin on view at US Museum
http://www.marinelink.com/news/titanic-violin-museum357125.aspx

35)     Shipwreck treasure auction to be held by Daniel Sedwick in October
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC8z_XNo4_M

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)