Monday, January 31, 2011

Special thanks to Susan Langley and Alexandre Monteiro for sending in news items.

1. A life spent underwater: Peter Ronald has salvaged items from local shipwrecks over many years of diving:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2011/01/24/3119719.htm

2. New Sutton Hoo photographs unearthed:
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/features/new_sutton_hoo_photographs_unearthed_1_734070

3. Divers find missing piece in Mary Rose jigsaw:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-192816/Divers-missing-piece-Mary-Rose-jigsaw.html

4. Did Vikings navigate by polarized light?
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110131/full/news.2011.58.html

5. Neu an der Universität Marburg: “Nautische Archäologie” [Ralph Pedersen]:
http://www.idw-online.de/pages/de/news406482

6. By accident, 18th-century wharf revealed:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/01/27/newburyport_construction_reveals_wharf_from_1700s/

7. UNEXSO divers uncover a mystery from the ‘Papa Doc’ wreck:
http://www.bahamaislandsinfo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7711:unexso-divers-uncover-the-mystery-of-the-papa-doc&catid=33:News+&+Info+about+Grand+Bahama&Itemid=146

8. Modern humans reached Arabia 65,000 years earlier:
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1986773/modern_humans_reached_arabia_65000_years_earlier/

9. Divers find rare bell off St. Augustine coast:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=188319&catid=3

10. Clues to ship’s ID elusive:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/01/clues-to-ship-id-elusive.html

11. Derelict ship contained on Columbia River:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/contained-derelict336918.aspx

12. Shipwreck mystery unfolds [Indian Rocks Beach]:
http://www.tbnweekly.com/pubs/belleair_bee/content_articles/012611_bee-04.txt

13. Experts race the clock to preserve N.C. shipwreck:
http://hamptonroads.com/2011/01/experts-race-clock-preserve-nc-shipwreck

14. Archeologists discover ancient ruins along Tanzanian coastal area:
http://www.eturbonews.com/20700/archeologists-discover-ancient-ruins-along-tanzanian-coastal-are

15. Epic struggle: Fans fight to revive an oar-powered Greek warship:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703909904576051842480713086.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP13f7757d218c491d89abe8a7988e3d4e.html
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=13931854

16. Sink and swim:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8c156868-2a63-11e0-804a-00144feab49a.html#axzz1CcjWGTi3

17. Diving deep into HMNS’ Real Pirates: Barry Clifford, the man behind the find [Houston Museum of Natural Science]:
http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-31-11-diving-deep-into-hmns-real-pirates-barry-clifford-the-man-behind-the-find/

18. Treasures from the sea [commercial salvage]:
http://www.torontosun.com/travel/usa/2011/01/25/17030076.html

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde