Monday, December 6, 2010

Special thanks to Susan Langley for sending in a news item.

1. Rare French naval gun buried up to 180 years:
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/138939/rare-french-naval-gun-buried-180-years

2. Thieves steal artifact tank lid:
http://www.northernadvocate.co.nz/local/news/thieves-steal-artifact-tank-lid/3932388/

3. A 500 years b.p. or so dugout canoe find from near Tallahassee:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/florida/news-article.aspx?storyid=179862

4. Fish traps in the Courtenay Estuary are much older than previously thought:
http://www.canada.com/Fish+traps+almost+1400+years/3923435/story.html

5. Freeze-drying history: A&M archaeologists find a way to accelerate preservation of 17th-century shipwreck:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7315090.html

6. Shipwreck of 1710 to be marked in Maine:
http://www.pressherald.com/news/dispatches_2010-12-06.html
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2010/12/05/shipwreck_of_1710_to_be_marked_in_maine/
http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101205/GJNEWS_01/712059880/-1/FOSNEWS
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20101201-NEWS-12010329

7. University of Delaware creates new communication tool for AUVs:
http://www.azorobotics.com/Details.asp?newsID=512

8. NOAA, Spain announce cooperative arrangement to preserve Maritime Underwater Heritage:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20101201_spain.html

9. Wrecks of the World II: Hidden Risks of the Deep [Conference, May 2011]:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/wrecks-world-ii/

10. Christopher Colombowicz: America’s discoverer Polish not Portuguese, claim historians:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333895/Christopher-Columbus-Polish-Portuguese-claim-historians.html
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Christopher+Columbus+royal+exile/3930051/story.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/Columbus+roots+protect+royal+historian+claims/3898829/story.html

11. Treasure hunter donates artifacts:
http://www.tbnweekly.com/pubs/largo_leader/content_articles/120110_lle-01.txt

12. A thousand shipwrecked stories call from a Baltic seabed:
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20101130/world-news/a-thousand-shipwrecked-stories-from-a-baltic-seabed
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g3OO0MPWTzWMAcJjPyY7dvCYMN9Q?docId=CNG.81f8ca8c30963f6f37b0f31d90a050bd.01

13. Mystery shipwreck washes up in Stockholm [more on]:
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/12/04/mystery-shipwreck-washes-up-in-stockholm/

14. The great northern culture war:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2010/12/the-great-northern-culture-war/

15. The oldest salt mine known to date located in Azerbaijan [bit off topic, but salty though]:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-oldest-salt-date-azerbaijan.html

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde