Monday, January 9, 2012

Special thanks to Jennifer Rodrigues for sending in news items.

1. Archaeologists dig down to find shipwrecks [more on carpark whalers in Western Australia]:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-10/shipwrecks-found-in-carpark-feature/3765748/?site=southwestwa&section=news

2. Shipwreck to reveal our history [“Royal Charlotte,” Australia]:
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/shipwreck-to-reveal-our-history/story-e6freoof-1226236067861

3. Replica of Darwin’s ship to be built:
http://www.pbo.co.uk/news/530522/replica-of-darwin-s-ship-to-be-built
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2012/01/05/5m-plan-for-darwin-ship-replica-launched/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/jan/04/new-hms-beagle-2013?newsfeed=true

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

5. Roman brothel token discovered in Thames:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/ancient-pornographic-artifact-discovered-by-the-thames/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/8991212/Roman-brothel-token-discovered-in-Thames.html
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/bawdy-token-used-to-pay-for-pleasure-1.1207552
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/293790/The-Roman-Empire-of-sex
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2012/jan/04/porn-roman-brothel-tokens-erotic-art
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083295/Explicit-coin-Thames-X-rated-story-Roman-sex-slaves-Britain.html

6. A Roman brothel token?
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/01/a-roman-brothel-token.html

7. The maritime archaeology of shipwrecks: ‘Treasuring’ the past? [Jon Adams inaugural lecture]:
http://coursecast.soton.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=e99e174f-77f1-4213-9c55-be055fd39e90
http://www.soton.ac.uk/archaeology/news/events/2011/12/07_adams_inaugural.page

8. More on Ancient Cossack vessel raised from bottom of Dnipro at Khortytsia:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2010/12/more-on-ancient-cossack-vessel-raised.html

9. Divers find clue to ancient civilization: Artifact at Lake Huron’s bottom believed used by hunters 10,000 years ago:
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Divers+find+clue+ancient+civilization/5961711/story.html

10. How long have humans lived in Southwest Florida?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041118104010.htm
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120109/ARTICLE/120109582

11. Floating museum for Mediterranean Sea antiquities mulled:
http://www.emg.rs/en/news/region/172131.html

12. Underwater museums set to attract tourists:
http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Underwater+museums+set+to+attract+tourists/-/1006/1300070/-/if30c6z/-/

13. Those very models of modern outlaws are back [Pirates of Penzance]:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/arts/music/pirates-of-penzance-at-symphony-space-review.html

14. Sheboygan shipwreck named historic site [“Walter B. Allen”]:
http://www.wisn.com/r/30122928/detail.html

15. USS “Narcissus,” Civil War shipwreck off Egmont Key, could become Florida’s 12th underwater preserve:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article1209186.ece
http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2012/jan/04/union-warships-profile-rising-ar-343382/
http://www.gadling.com/2012/01/06/civil-war-shipwreck-will-become-floridas-next-underwater-preser/

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

17. SeaZone Wrecks Database:
http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/dailynews/2012/jan/09/news2.html
http://www.geoconnexion.com/geouk_news_article/SeaZone-Wrecks-Database/12443

18. Metal detectorist finds rare treasures under sands:
http://m.staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-01-07/metal-detectorist-finds-rare-treasures-under-sands-st-johns-county

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

20. Responsible bidders sought for “Titanic” auction:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/responsible-bidders-sought-for-titanic-auction/

21. “Titanic” relics up for auction:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/5000-salvaged-titanic-items-to-be-sold-in-april-about-a-century-after-world-famous-shipwreck/2012/01/05/gIQAtMHacP_story.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-16445111
http://abcnews.go.com/US/slideshow/historic-titanic-artifacts-auction-100th-anniversary-infamous-shipwreck-15303913
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/06/titanic-auction-pictures-of-artefacts-from-among-5-000-shipwreck-items-set-to-be-sold-off-115875-23685007/
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/05/nation/la-na-titanic-auction-20120106
http://www.smh.com.au/world/sale-of-the-century-collection-of-titanic-treasures-goes-under-the-hammer-20120106-1pof5.html
http://www.ajc.com/lifestyle/atlanta-based-company-to-1292016.html
http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/titanic-artifacts-up-for-auction-in-new-york-city-2012-01-06/23BB1BA1-776A-4E37-8523-64B53DE3FFEA

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