Monday, July 22, 2013

Special thanks to George Bass, Susan Langley, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1. Flinders joins underwater archaeology network:
http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/tag/university-twinning-and-networking-unitwin-program-for-underwater-archaeology/

2. Month of Shipwrecks @ WA Museum, Fremantle [Australia]:
http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/month-shipwrecks

3. A pre-Cook caucasian (maybe) skull find in Australia is causing a rethink/kerfuffle [well, for the ignorant]:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/ancient-skull-could-rewrite-history.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10152261/Skull-found-in-Australia-challenges-Captain-Cook-claim.html
http://phys.org/news/2013-07-white-skull-australians.html

4. Ghostly underwater art gallery breathes new life to sunken ship:
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/07/world/americas/underwater-gallery-vandenberg-key-west

5. Recalling a dark secret of the slave trade, buried in the deep [Dutch ship Leusden in Netherlands National Maritime Museum]:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/arts/slave-trades-buried-sea-crime.html?ref=arts&_r=0

6. ‘Tardis’ diving chamber used by Reg Sprigg found in outback South Australia:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-12/tardis-diving-chamber-found-in-outback-south-australia/4816698?&section=news&source=igoogle

7. The Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project Center:
http://www.themua.org/vietnam/

8. 700-year-old shipwreck with thousands of relics found in Vietnam:
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/78626/antiquities-discovered-around-the-700-year-old-wreck.html
http://www.menafn.com/d2b81bff-1e37-49b7-b648-84d850d6f91d/Shipwreck-off-Vietnam-yields-700yearold-coins-and-ceramics?src=main
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/353794
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/07/02/Shipwreck-off-Vietnam-yields-700-year-old-coins-and-ceramics/UPI-42671372806054/
http://www.menafn.com/d2b81bff-1e37-49b7-b648-84d850d6f91d/Shipwreck-off-Vietnam-yields-700yearold-coins-and-ceramics?src=main
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-07/01/c_124939978.htm

9. Fossilized elephant tusk found on seafloor [Sicily]:
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/fossilized-elephant-tusk-found-on-seafloor-130719.htm

10. Old Arabic texts describe dirty Vikings:
http://sciencenordic.com/old-arabic-texts-describe-dirty-vikings

11. Ancient anchors from punic wars found off Sicily:
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/ancient-anchors-sicily-punic-wars-130703.htm

12. Sunken ships seen in ancient city of Tieion [Turkey]:
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sunken-ships-seen-in-ancient-city-of-tieion.aspx?pageID=238&nid=49724

13. Clues from an ancient Viking trading centre [Norway]:
http://phys.org/news/2013-07-tantalizing-hint-ancient-town.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709094454.htm
http://www.ntnu.edu/news/2013-news/kaupang

14. Riace Bronzes await to be housed in Magna Græcia [well, they came from the sea… Italy]:
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2013/07/09/riace-bronzes-await-to-be-housed-in-magna-graecia/
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/53773/Museum-work-funded-to-display-neglected-Riace-Bronzes.html
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/54268/Riace-Bronzes–disgrace–will-be–remedied-.html

15. Watch archaeologists explore a Gulf of Mexico shipwreck [USA]:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130719-shipwreck-gulf-mexico-archaeology-ocean-science/
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/21/the-monterrey-shipwreck-mapping-the-site/

16. The Monterrey shipwreck: meet the team [USA]:
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/21/the-monterrey-shipwreck-meet-the-team/

17. Civil war steamer found off South Carolina [USA]:
http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/civil-war-steamer-found-off-south-carolina-130630.htm

18. Rare letters from father of US Navy surface in South Carolina [USA]:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/04/letters-from-father-us-navy-surface-in-sc/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ZgyLUXU7

19. Divers try to identify wreck off Key Largo [USA]:
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130714/NEWS01/307140055/Divers-try-identify-wreck-off-Key-Largo?nclick_check=1

20. Onondaga Nation paddlers mark 400-year-old Iroquois-Dutch pact [USA]:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/paddlers_mark_400-year-old_iro.html

21. 50,000 year-old swamp discovered by scuba divers off Alabama’s coast:
http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/50000-year-old-swamp-discovered-by-scuba-divers-off-alabamas-coast/51dc7b872b8c2a317c000167

22. Georgia’s rich maritime history largely unknown [USA]:
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Georgia-s-rich-maritime-history-largely-unknown-4650927.php

23. Work continues on QAR artifacts in Greenville [USA]:
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_bd64c47c-e67c-11e2-857f-0019bb2963f4.html

24. United States’ oldest commercial vessel to be relaunched:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/United-States-Oldest-Commercial-Vessel-to-be-Relaunched-2013-07-19/

25. Public gets inside look at Civil War archaeology, artifacts [USA]:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130713/ARTICLES/130719821/-1/sports01?Title=Public-gets-inside-look-at-Civil-War-archaeology-artifacts

26. Shipwrecks receive historic recognition: Two located off Northeast Wisconsin shores [USA]:
http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/lakeshore/shipwrecks-receive-historic-recognition

27. Maritime Museum in Kingston to host Hudson River Days [USA]:
http://www.hudsonvalleyalmanacweekly.com/2013/07/18/maritime-museum-in-kingston-to-host-hudson-river-days/

28. Conception Harbour Wrecks Project, Newfoundland and Labrador [Canada]:
http://www.shipwrecksnl.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152&Itemid=402

29. Divers to hunt for shipwrecks including Sir Walter Raleigh’s Flying Joan [UK]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23357523
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/jul/17/divers-shipwrecks-walter-raleigh-flying-joan
http://www.gulf-times.com/uk-europe/183/details/359815/divers-to-launch-hunt-for-historic-shipwrecks

30. Divers plan to hunt for shipwrecks [UK]:
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/divers-plan-to-hunt-for-shipwrecks-1-5300803

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/10177816/Lost-history-of-when-Britannia-ruled-the-waves.html
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Shipwreck-divers-discover-secret-Nelson-s/story-19520280-detail/story.html#axzz2ZgVqJFuh

31. Divers to explore wreck which made Grace Darling famous [UK]:
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10553343.Historic_shipwreck_to_be_explored/

32. Viking treasure found on outskirts of Rugby goes on display to public:
http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Warwickshire/Rugby/CV21/News/Local-News/251939-Viking-Treasure-Found-On-Outskirts-Of-Rugby-Goes-On-Display-To-Public

33. Water, water, everywhere:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-heymont/water-water-everywhere_b_3628438.html

36. Nicolle Hirschfeld: Nautical Archaeologist:
http://www.sanantoniomag.com/SAM/July-2013/Hardly-Working/

37. Clive Cussler celebrates 40 years of Dirk Pitt adventures:
http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/arts/articles/20130708clive-cussler-author-interview-books.html?nclick_check=1

38. Vladimir Putin explores shipwreck:
http://www.3news.co.nz/VIDEO-Vladimir-Putin-explores-shipwreck/tabid/417/articleID/305095/Default.aspx
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/vladimir-putin-explores-underwater-shipwreck-in-gulf-of-finland/story-fni0xs61-1226679892098
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/putin-takes-submarine-bottom-gulf-finland-article-1.1399833?localLinksEnabled=false
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/179708-putin-visits-shipwreck-doesnt-find-treasure/

39. David Gibbins: The age of sail:
http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/07/18/david-gibbins-the-age-of-sail/
http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/07/16/david-gibbins/

40. Treasure hunters find gold coin trove off Florida:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/07/treasure-hunters-find-gold-coin-trove-off-florida/
http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/gold-coins-from-sunken-1715-spanish-galleon-found-at-oceans-bottom-near-flo/25842/
http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/home/525957-crew-uncovers-treasure-in-shipwreck-off-florida

41. Treasure trove worth £20m discovered in British ship sunk by Nazis [Commercial salvage]:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/492822/20130721/treasure-trove-silver-nazis-odyssey-marine-exploration.htm

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD

Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)