Monday, January 10, 2011

Special thanks to Ole Varmer for sending in news items.

1. East Polynesia colonized faster and more recently than previously thought:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-east-polynesia-colonized-faster-previously.html
http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=4097

2. Anchor provides deep and meaningful migration insight [“Nashwauk”, South Australia]:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/anchor-provides-deep-and-meaningful-migration-insight/2040487.aspx

3. Bells sound tales lost to the depths:
http://southern-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/bells-sound-tales-lost-to-the-depths/

4. Divers find wreck of Commodore Perry warship off Rhode Island [1811, USS “Revenge”]:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/01/divers-find-wreck-of-commodore-perry-warship-off-ri/1 [with video]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12139773
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/07/tech/main7223039.shtml
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40973416/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.projo.com/news/content/perry_0108_01-08-11_EJLRUNE_v2.3508ac.html

5. Assessing shipwrecks: The value of preservation:
http://www.ncseagrant.org/home/coastwatch?task=showArticle&view=listarticles&id=681

6. Odyssey files a motion to strike the United States amicus brief filed in the “Black Swan” case:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/05/AR2011010504923.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/us/07treasure.html?_r=1
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/press-release/omex_odyssey-files-a-motion-to-strike-the-united-states-amicus-brief-filed-in-the-black-swan-case-1402667.html
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43971

7. El arqueólogo contra el naufragio de la historia [starring Filipe Castro]:
http://www.abc.es/20110111/cultura/abcp-arqueologo-contra-naufragio-historia-20110111.html

8. La arqueología española se ha balcanizado en regiones [more Filipe]:
http://www.abc.es/20110111/cultura/abcp-arqueologia-espanola-balcanizado-regiones-20110111.html

9. Mexico ready to launch world?s largest underwater museum:
http://www.liligo.co.uk/travel-blog/travel-news/2011/01/07/mexico-ready-to-launch-worlds-largest-underwater-museum-4674/

10. Maya pool depths defy divers [update from Belize]:
http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2011/01/02/maya-pool-depths-defy-divers/

11. Ship shows up beneath sand at Ocean Beach, mysterious tar balls showing up in Marin:
http://www.marinij.com/westmarin/ci_17017771?source=most_viewed
http://sfist.com/2011/01/05/ship_shows_up_beneath_sand_at_ocean.php

12. Queen Anne’s exhibit slated to open Friday:
http://www.theapexherald.com/view/full_story/10923354/article-Cache-from-shipwreck-docking-at-N-C–Museum-of-History–?instance=home_news_lead
http://www2.wnct.com/news/2011/jan/04/cache-shipwreck-docking-nc-museum-history-jan-7-ar-666097/
http://www.enctoday.com/news/queen-86439-jdn-anne-open.html

13. Delaware’s “Kalmar Nyckel” to be featured in National Geographic documentary:
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110106/LIFE/101060349/Kalmar+Nyckel+to+be+featured+in+documentary

14. Archaeologists find Confederate navy ship remains:
http://www.thelog.com/news/logNewsArticle.aspx?x=11924
http://www.islandpacket.com/2011/01/06/1501674/a-boat-possibly-civil-war-era.html

15. The “Northerner” listed on National Register of Historic Places [Port Washington, Wisconsin]:
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2011/jan/04/northerner-listed-national-register-historic-place/
http://www.ozaukeepresscom/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1379:waters-off-port-yield-a-national-treasure&catid=49:feature-1

16. More beneath sands of Oregon Coast town than meets the eye:
http://www.beachconnection.net/news/rocksa010711_336.php

17. Historian: Great Lakes take toll on ships:
http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20110106/News04/301069997/-1/googleNews

18. Archaeology in Arctic Norway:
http://archaeology.about.com/b/2011/01/04/archaeology-in-arctic-norway.htm

19. 7,000-year-old timbers found beneath MI6 Thames headquarters:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jan/06/ancient-timbers-mi6-headquarters

20. Traveling to the Falkland Islands: Sub-Antarctica:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margie-goldsmith/the-falkland-islands-suba_b_805104html

21. Ancient Israeli fortress yields surprise: A Greek vase:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20027214-501465.html

22. The Bulgaria 2010 review: Archaeology [see under Middle Ages and Recent History]:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=123905

23. Archaeologists discover Cretan tools that point to 130,000 to 700,000-year-old sea travel [2010? seems old old news]:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43897
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/evidence-of-ancient-seafarers-uncovered/story-e6frea8l-1225981456510?from=public_rss
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gzp4AmePeBlQBkOz7lm4EfCnSdWQ?docId=CNG.bd44f850cc70eb5825857f15629d21fa.c1
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20110103/tsc-early-humans-could-navigate-evidence-c2ff8aa.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-cretan-tools-year-old-sea.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/cretan-tools-130000-years-sea-travel_n_803626.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9434289
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9433723
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-118335.html

(e.g.):
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article6991643.ece

24. Clandestine excavation is a crime that is hard to prove:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/%E2%80%9CClandestine+excavation+is+a+crime+that+is+hard+to+prove%E2%80%9D/22164

25. Odyssey executes contract with clients of Robert Fraser & Partners [commercial salvage]:
http://www.stockmarketsreview.com/news/81570/

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Department of Maritime Archaeology, Western Australian Museum