Monday, February 26, 2012

Special thanks to Susan Katzev, Susan Langley, Cassandra Morris, Jennifer Rodrigues, Athena Trakadas, and Adam Wolfe for sending in news items.

1. Carpark shipwrecks and Coral Sea treasure:
http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2012/02/20/carpark-shipwrecks-and-coral-sea-treasure/

Spin off from news above:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/301551/20120220/australia-shipwreck-students.htm
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/301708/20120221/shipwreck-ship.htm

2. Mongol shipwreck to be first historical seabed site:
http://medievalnews.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/seabed-with-13th-century-mongol.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a4.html

3. Swedish preservationists document likely cause of sinking of ancient sailing ship ["Vasa"]:
http://www.pri.org/stories/science/swedish-preservationists-document-likely-cause-of-sinking-of-ancient-sailing-ship-8606.html

4. Ancient barque to be reconstructed for museum:
http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Ancient-barque-to-be-reconstructed-for-museum/94284

5. Maritime archaeology in the Indonesian archipelago:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/02/21/maritime-archaeology-archipelago.html

6. Ancient trinkets unearthed in Medan:
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/ancient-trinkets-unearthed-in-medan/500412

7. Punjulharjo ancient vessel from 7th century—found in Central Java, Indonesia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNohWyUMcKw

8. New website of the Maritime Archaeology Unit (MAU) in Sri Lanka:
www.mausrilanka.lk

9. Discovering Jiangsu province’s Atlantis [China]:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-02/22/content_14662968.htm
http://dalje.com/en-world/chinas-lost-atlantis-unearthed/419376

10. Maritime trade and Islam in the Indian Ocean: The first Swahili mosques (eleventh to thirteenth centuries) [in French]:
http://remmm.revues.org/7446

11. Protection for the “Titanic” on the 100th anniversary of its sinking:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/protection-announced-for-the-titanic-on-the-100th-anniversary-of-its-sinking

12. Profit or preservation? Debate rages over “Titanic” treasures:
http://www.kval.com/news/local/Titanic-treasures-on-the-auction-block-139554238.html?tab=video&c=y

13. New Brunswick Museum president and board appointments announced:
http://www.sackvilletribunepost.com/Provincial/2012-02-23/article-2905512/New-Brunswick-Museum-president-and-board-appointments-announced/1

14. Icy northern seas yield a harvest of wrecks:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203358704577235160962630838.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

15. Meet the only man alive who has been to the deepest ocean:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17060355

16. Job vacancy on UK’s ‘lost world’ of St Kilda:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17127869

17. Four unknown shipwrecks found [Greece]:
http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/41/53466

18. Viking pirates: Creating a maritime identity:
http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=29291

19. Taking tips from Vikings can help us adapt to global change:
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/02/taking-tips-from-vikings-can-help-us-adapt-to-global-change/

20. Woman finds ancient artefact in shark:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=%2F2012%2F2%2F22%2Fnation%2F10773938&sec=nation

21. 2nd phase of Khufu solar boat project to begin Monday:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34691/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/nd-phase-of-Khufu-solar-boat-project-to-begin-Mond.aspx

22. 3,000-year-old shipwreck shows European trade was thriving in Bronze Age:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/7238663/3000-year-old-shipwreck-shows-European-trade-was-thriving-in-Bronze-Age.html

23. Bronze Age boats and those who dig them:
http://pryorfrancis.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/bronze-age-boats-and-those-who-dig-them/

24. Bulgarian archaeologists find 130 ancient sites along Nabucco Route [gas line]:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=136619

25. Tourism: Mediterranean islands together to revive sailing:
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/yemen/2012/02/22/visualizza_new.html_102498668.html

26. Harbor-deepening project poses concerns about Fort Sumter:
http://www.thestate.com/2012/02/20/2160009/harbor-deepening-project-poses.html

27. Odyssey seeks to rebuild relationship with Spain:
http://www.chronicle.gi/headlines_details.php?id=24121

28. Spanish treasure lands after 200 years:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-26/rescued-treasure-lands-back-in-spain-from-us/3853046/?site=newcastle
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17158436
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/25/spain-usa-shipwreck-idUSL5E8DO6IA20120225
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/6481702/Sunken-Spanish-treasure-arrives-200-years-late
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/02/201222523150374180.html
http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120225/nuestra-senora-de-las-mercedes-treasure-returns-to-spain-120225.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-sciencen25234430-20120225,0,7313155.story
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106373/500million-haul-sunken-Spanish-galleon-flown-Spain-ending-year-legal-battle-U-S-treasure-hunters.html

29. Local shipwreck divers react to court ruling for Tampa Treasure Hunting Co:
http://staugustine.firstcoastnews.com/news/news/73868-local-shipwreck-divers-react-court-ruling-tampa-treasure-hunting-co?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Cbc%7Clarge

30. What’s the total value of the world’s sunken treasure?
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/gonzo/whats-the-total-value-of-the-worlds-sunken-treasure

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University