Monday, August 6, 2012

Special thanks to Ross Anderson, Patrick Baker, Amer Kahn, Maddy McAllister, Jennifer Rodrigues, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator for sending in news items.

1. Deep underwater, George Bass has seen pieces of the past:
http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jun/07-interview-deep-underwater-george-bass-pieces-past/

2. DNA analysis of ancient remains to uncover origin mysteries [South-east Asia, Australia: indirect seafaring]:
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-dna-analysis-ancient-uncover-mysteries.html

3. Tobago Island to promote tourism through undersea shipwrecks of 17th-century [Kroum Batchvarov]:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/361380/20120710/tobago-island-trinidad-beaches-tourism-travel-tour.htm

4. Volunteers excavate shipwreck on MDI [starring Franklin Price]:
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/15/news/hancock/volunteers-excavate-shipwreck-on-mdi/

5. Underwater metal detectors assist in artifact recovery [Bermuda shipwreck survey]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/underwater-detectors346553.aspx

Note that the Louis Mare quoted in this article is not a member of this project, nor does his quote represent the opinion and experience of the project team. Furthermore, some partners listed are not core members of this project, such as the Slavery Museum in Angola, and it neglects other partners like the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and the US National Association of Black Scuba Divers.

6. Record of maritime tragedy unveiled:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/breaking-news/record-of-maritime-tragedy-unveiled/story-e6frea7l-1226409449080

7. The 38th voyage: Spirit of an enterprise [Charles W. Morgan]:
http://www.38thvoyage.org/

8. The new Maryrose museum: Virtual tour & history lesson:
http://vimeo.com/32461810

9. US, Iranian archeologists excavate underwater sites of Siraf:
http://en.trend.az/regions/iran/2049681.html

10. Ancient Hellenistic harbour found in Israel [Akko/Acre]:
http://news.discovery.com/history/haifa-ancient-harbor-120717.html
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History+-+Archaeology/Akkos-ancient-harbor-exposed-17-Jul-2012.htm
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56625
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=277867
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ancient-port-discovered-in-acre-1.451805
http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-akko-a-2300-year-old-naval-pier-emerges-from-the-sea/
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/157939

11. Underwater trove [China]:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2012-07/06/content_15554969.htm

12. Yoroku: China wields archeological research as weapon in territorial spats:
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20120730p2a00m0na013000c.html

13. Odyssey Marine and Cameron peer out of control on HMS Victory:
http://savearchaeology.co.uk/odyssey-marine-and-cameron-peer-out-of-control-on-hms-victory/

14. ‘Viking’ shipwreck discovered off Swedish coast adds intrigue to slew of recent finds:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/swedish-viking-shipwreck-discovered_n_1606145.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

15. First World war submarine whose two captains won the Victoria Cross is discovered off Turkish coast 94 years after she went down:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160577/Sunken-treasure-First-World-war-submarine-captains-won-Victoria-Cross-discovered-Turkish-coast-94-years-holed.html

16. U.S. recovers bodies of WW2 airmen from Quebec waters:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/121991-us-recovers-bodies-of-wwii-airmen-from-quebec-waters#.UBeTS7v1jcE.email
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1233727–u-s-recovers-bodies-of-ww2-airmen-from-quebec-waters
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Second+World+airmen+remains+found+Quebec+waters/7009273/story.html

17. Remains recovered from WWII seaplane in Quebec:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/07/29/warplane-quebec.html

18. Conclusa in Campania prima fase restauro della barca romana di Ercolano [Italy]:
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Altro/?id=3.0.3580005755

19. Ancient items discovered underwater near Makronissos and Evia [Greece]:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/07/27/ancient-items-discovered-underwater-near-makronissos-and-evia/

20. Long before ‘nighthawks,’ a boy loved the Hudson:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/nyregion/a-review-of-edward-hopper-early-nautical-scenes.html?_r=1

21. Grappling with a Titanic mystery:
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-grappling-titanic-mystery.html

22. 109-year-old shipwreck identified:
http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/109_year_old_shipwreck_identified_by_welwyn_garden_city_diver_1_1461230

23. 1852 shipwreck excavated at Coos Bay:
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/viewart/20120723/NEWS/307230015/1852-shipwreck-excavated-Coos-Bay?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CNews%7Cs
http://www.kval.com/news/local/Crews-dig-up-castaways-camp-from-1852-shipwreck-163098196.html
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c62e7fc926ec40d9bec382814b7c5c30/OR–Shipwreck-Excavation
http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/news/inside/article_6b955274-d3c7-11e1-b5ba-0019bb2963f4.html

24. Shipwreck found off hilton head island:
http://www2.wsav.com/news/2012/jul/13/shipwreck-found-hilton-head-island-ar-4129148/

25. Kerry island structure may be due to tsunami waves in medieval times:
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Kerry-island-structure-may-be-due-to-tsunami-waves-in-medieval-times-163836556.html#ixzz22dgRNTSn

26. Shipwreck found, suspected to be Syracuse [schooner]:
http://www.cheboygannews.com/features/x246332676/Shipwreck-found-suspected-to-be-Syracuse

27. Jamaica’s ‘wickedest city’ Port Royal banks on heritage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18601357

28. Shrimp boat snags and discovers historic anchors off St. Augustine Beach coast:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/article/265908/3/Shrimp-boat-snags-and-discovers-historic-anchors

29. Button is clue to sunken ship’s history:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-07-23/button-clue-sunken-ships-history

30. History out of shifting sands: St. Augustine’s Lighthouse Archaeological program:
http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/2012-08-04/story/history-out-shifting-sands-st-augustines-lighthouse-archaeological
http://www.beachesleader.com/article_cd98df78-d1b4-11e1-8156-001a4bcf887a.html

31. Hopes of finding Earheart’s plane fade:
http://news.discovery.com/history/earhart-plane-search-hope-fades-120720.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

32. In shipwrecks, women and children finished last:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/07/31/in-shipwrecks-women-and-children-finished-last/
http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/14411165/study-sinks-women-and-children-first-myth/

33. In shipwrecks, men more likely to survive: study:
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-shipwrecks-men-survive.html

34. 500 year old rum? Archaeologists search for the real Captain Morgan:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/26/500-year-old-rum-archaeologists-search-for-real-captain-morgan/#ixzz22dfplDBU
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/26/4662701/underwater-archaeologists-dig.html
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/forensics/the-underwater-archaeologists-searching-for-captain-morgan-11049666?src=rss

35. Mark Wilde-Ramsing, QAR project director retiring:
http://www.jdnews.com/news/dive-106698-retiring-expedition.html

36. Local diver works to uncover historic shipwrecks:
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/19058871/local-diver-works-to-uncover-historical-shipwrecks

37. 300-year-old skull found off Swedish coast:
http://www.thelocal.se/42190/20120723/

38. Silver treasure found at Swedish shipwreck:
http://www.thelocal.se/41982/20120712/

39. WWII wreck photos: 48 tons of silver recovered 3 miles down [commercial salvage, not archaeology & National Geographic]:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/pictures/120726-silver-gairsoppa-world-war-ii-shipwreck-science-odyssey/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9410525/Hundreds-of-bars-of-silver-rescued-from-WWII-shipwreck.html
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120719/BUSINESS/707199981
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2176019/U-S-explorers-recover-48-tons-silver-British-cargo-ship-sank-WWII.html

40. Divers from New Jersey have discovered the German U-Boat 550 off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jJdaZdPyNR2NqC9dpHH1aTiQRQYA?docId=66b32d4d761f4d6bbbf14b7a85704455

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/27/2230106/explorers-find-downed-german-u.html

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120728/NEWS/207280334/-1/NEWS

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10822790

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112665481/u-550-world-war-ii-german-submarine-mazraani/

http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Explorers-Find-Sunken-German-U-Boat/story.xhtml?story_id=13300D7AL13T

http://ns.gmnews.com/news/2012-08-02/Front_Page/Local_man_helps_locates_sunken_WWII_submarine.html

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology