Monday, July 29, 2013

Special thanks to George Bass, Susan Langley, Mark Polzer, Ole Varmer, Peter & Jill Worsley, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1. Early bird registration for the 2013 AIMA Conference ‘Towards Ratification’ ends on Aug 1st!

2. Out of the textbook, into the trenches: the practicality of a field practicum [Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia]:

3. Western Australian coast rich in submerged archaeology:

4. Taiwan maritime exhibition opens in Penghu:

5. New book: Islands of the winds: The maritime culture of Bronze Age Aegean:

6. Mellieħa wreck yielding secrets of Roman times [Malta]:

7. “The Hall of Dragons and Dolphins” unearthed in Italy:

8. World’s oldest shipwreck reveals incredible cargo [the Uluburun shipwreck, Turkey]:

9. Archaeological divers to investigate 1838 shipwreck [UK]:

10. Underwater explorers find dozens of WWII U-boats in watery graveyard:

11. The mystery of the St Pancras walrus [UK]:

12. Ship’s remains identified in the St. Mary’s River [Maryland, USA]:

13. Shipwreck excavation begins [Georgetown, Canada]:

14. Results of Lake Minnetonka Nautical Archaeology Project now available [USA]:

15. Possible Gold Rush era vessel unearthed in San Francisco:

16. Marine archaeologists studying Gulf shipwreck discover 2 other sunken ships [plenty of news on these ones]:

17. Shipwreck ‘tantalizing,’ link to Texas Revolution?

18. Odyssey Marine and Cameron peer out of control on HMS ‘Victory’:

19. An astounding $36 million in silver has been hauled from a WWII wreck [commercial salvage]:

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