Monday, January 2, 2012

Please, find below the first nautical news for 2012. Thanks to Toni Carrell and Susan Langley for the gentle reminder!

1. Shipwreck graveyard found beneath Western Australian car park:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-28/story-4/3750362
See also: http://carparkwhalers.com/site/

2. Maritime crew to search for Royal mess [“Royal Charlotte”]:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/breaking-news/maritime-crew-to-search-for-royal-mess/story-e6frea73-1226235801520?sv=2046708fc18b4c5c1492673b6251107e&mid=56

3. Sackler Gallery cancels controversial exhibit of Tang dynasty treasures from shipwreck:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/sackler-gallery-cancels-controversial-exhibit-of-tang-dynasty-treasures-from-shipwreck/2011/12/15/gIQAnlyjwO_story.html
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/12/smithsonian-scuppers-shipwreck.html?ref=ra

4. Seabed with 13th-century Mongol shipwreck may become historic site:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111231a7.html

5. Mazotos shipwreck: Hull of ancient ship revealed:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/antiquities-department/hull-ancient-ship-revealed/20111224

6. In Ostia Antica, Italy, clues to past glories:
http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/travel/in-ostia-antica-italy-clues-to-past-glories.html?scp=1&sq=ostia%20antica&st=cse

7. 2,100-year-old Roman shipwreck with hundreds of wine jars found off Albania’s coast:
http://www.therecord.com/news/world/article/582430–2-100-year-old-roman-shipwreck-with-hundreds-of-wine-jars-found-off-albania-s-coast

8. Five medieval shipwrecks from Stockholm:
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/five-ancient-shipwrecks-found-central-stockholm-171403067.html
http://thedailynewsegypt.com/archaeology/five-ancient-shipwrecks-found-in-central-stockholm.html

9. Kaiser Wilhelm II’s urinal discovered in Baltic Sea shipwreck:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/09/kaiser-wilhelm-urinal-shipwreck_n_1139266.html

10. Secrets of life on Newport’s medieval ship revealed:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16223444

11. Ship sunk four centuries ago virtually reconstructed in 3-D at Texas A&M:
http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2011/12/20/ship-sunk-four-centuries-ago-virtually-reconstructed-in-3-d-at-texas-am/

12. Rare DNA variant may disprove paleolithic migration to America across the Atlantic:
http://ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2011/12/rare-dna-variant-may-disprove.html

13. Researchers claim enough evidence to look for shipwreck near NE Wisconsin [“Griffin”]:
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2011/dec/19/researchers-claim-enough-evidence-to-look-for-shipwreck-near-ne-wisconsin/
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/researchers_excavation_of_ship.html
http://www.aikenstandard.com/Nation/1219-ap-Researchers–Excavation-of-shipwreck-warranted

14. La Universidad de Tejas investigará pecios del XVI en aguas de Fisterra:
http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/ocioycultura/2011/12/09/0003_201112G9P44991.htm

15. University of Michigan divers retrieve prehistoric wood from Lake Huron:
http://www.boynegazette.com/2011/u-m-divers-retrieve-prehistoric-wood-from-lake-huron/

16. BOEM and BSEE update guidance for offshore archaeological protection:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/boem-and-bsee-update-guidance-for-offshore-archaeological-protection

17. “Walter B. Allen” shipwreck near Sheboygan deemed historic site:
http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20111230/APC0101/112300504/Shipwreck-one-history-books?odyssey=mod%7Cdefcon%7Ctext%7CAPC-News
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-wi-shipwreck-histori,0,3257530.story

18. Civil War-era wreck off Egmont Key to become preserve [USS “Narcissus”]:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20111229/ARTICLE/111229505

19. Feds update historic shipwreck protections [Gulf of Mexico]:
http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20111231/ARTICLES/111239955

20. Mystery of downed WW II-era plane partially solved [Florida]:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/mystery-of-downed-ww-ii-era-plane-partially-2071629.html

21. Ten Grants that illuminated the World [1977: Ballard, Bass]:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ten-grants-that-illuminated-the-world-2011-12-08
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ten-grants-that-illuminated-the-world-135245818.html

22. Susan Langley: Archaeologist digs diving:
http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2011/12/27/19171236.html
http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3415772

23. A good and just law for shipwreck heritage [Bermuda’s Historic Wrecks Act 2001]:
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20111210/ISLAND09/712109993

24. Benchley: Romance Of Bermuda’s wrecks:
http://bernews.com/2011/12/benchley-romance-of-bermudas-wrecks/

25. Norway and Canada in Row Over 80-Year-Old Shipwreck:
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/norway-and-canada-in-row-over-80-year-old-shipwreck-162427.html

26. Ontario lays off its marine archeologist:
http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news/article/1272093–ontario-lays-off-its-marine-archeologist

27. Skeletons point to Columbus voyage for syphilis origins [once again]:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-skeletons-columbus-voyage-syphilis.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-12/eu-spt122011.php

28. Pirates of the Marine Silk Road:
http://www.archaeology.org/1109/features/south_china_sea_ming_dynasty_shipwreck.html

29. Sri Lanka Maritime Archaeology Unit recovers wrecked ancient ship:
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_11B/Dec23_1324628424CH.php

30. Matchless expectations on a yacht called “Sea Cloud”:
http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2011/12/16/main_line_times/life/doc4eeb96958c6ae176983423.txt

31. ‘Mission Impossible’–underwater! [New book: “Crescent Dawn” by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, published by Penguin (2011)]:
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-266634-mission-impossible—-underwater.html

32. “Titanic” artifacts headed to auction:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/29/144445117/titanic-artifacts-to-be-auctioned http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/huge-trove-of-titanic-artifacts-to-be-auctioned/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16360688
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-titanicn1e7bs05f-20111229,0,3388076.story
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/apnewsbreak-titanic-artifacts-headed-auction-15251281

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/lifestyle/deep-rift-over-titanic-treasure/story-e6frg9zo-1226233187032

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204720204577128490379553470.html

33. Lobbyists battle over sunken treasure:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lobbyists-battle-over-sunken-treasure/2011/12/12/gIQAn4nauO_story.html

34. Treasure hunters battle for $500 million bounty:
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Treasure-hunters-battle-for-500-million-bounty-2406490.php

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