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!
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/conference-2013/

2. Out of the textbook, into the trenches: the practicality of a field practicum [Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia]:
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/07/25/out-of-the-textbook-into-the-trenches-the-practicality-of-a-field-practicum/

3. Western Australian coast rich in submerged archaeology:
http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/social-science/item/2295-wa-coast-rich-in-submerged-archaeology.html

4. Taiwan maritime exhibition opens in Penghu:
http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=207696&ctNode=445
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201307230033.aspx

5. New book: Islands of the winds: The maritime culture of Bronze Age Aegean:
http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/new-books/inseln-der-winde/

6. Mellieħa wreck yielding secrets of Roman times [Malta]:
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130722/local/Mellie-a-wreck-yielding-secrets-of-Roman-times.478994

7. “The Hall of Dragons and Dolphins” unearthed in Italy:
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/55263/Hellenic-mosaic-discovered-in-massive-Italian-find.html

8. World’s oldest shipwreck reveals incredible cargo [the Uluburun shipwreck, Turkey]:
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/01/worlds-oldest-shipwreck-reveals-incredible-cargo/71101

9. Archaeological divers to investigate 1838 shipwreck [UK]:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/british-archaeologists-explore-wwi-submarine-graveyard-off-uk-coast-a-911648.html
http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/local-headlines/archaeological-divers-to-investigate-1838-shipwreck-1-3012755

10. Underwater explorers find dozens of WWII U-boats in watery graveyard:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/underwater_explorers_find_dozens_jbSMKXf3zk05pQXPJZRcVI?utm_campaign=OutbrainA&utm_source=OutbrainArticlepages&obref=obinsource

11. The mystery of the St Pancras walrus [UK]:
http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2013-07-23/the-mystery-of-the-st-pancras-walrus/

12. Ship’s remains identified in the St. Mary’s River [Maryland, USA]:
http://smnewsnet.com/archives/73766
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Shipwreck-Remains-Identified-in-St-Marys-River-2013-07-25/
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20130724/NEWS/130729698/1056/underwater-excavations-in-st-mary-x2019-s-river-uncover-evidence-of&template=southernMaryland
http://www.wtop.com/46/3400314/Uncovering-an-underwater-mystery

13. Shipwreck excavation begins [Georgetown, Canada]:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/07/22/pei-georgetown-shipwreck-kristmanson-584.html

14. Results of Lake Minnetonka Nautical Archaeology Project now available [USA]:
http://lakeminnetonka.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/results-of-lake-minnetonka-nautical-archaeology-project-now-available

15. Possible Gold Rush era vessel unearthed in San Francisco:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Possible-Gold-Rush-Era-Vessel-Unearthed-in-San-Francisco-2013-07-26/

16. Marine archaeologists studying Gulf shipwreck discover 2 other sunken ships [plenty of news on these ones]:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=205603522
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/marine-archaeologists-studying-gulf-shipwreck-discover-2-sunken-ships-article-1.1409533?localLinksEnabled=false
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112908460/deep-water-marine-ocean-archeology-galveston-gulf-of-mexico-shipwrecks-072713/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/gulf-shipwreck-exploration-two-more-sunken-vessels_n_3659337.html?ir=Science
http://www.examiner.com/article/mysterious-shipwrecks-discovered
http://www.ibtimes.com/monterrey-shipwreck-200-year-old-shipwreck-site-actually-location-three-different-wrecks-photos
http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2013/07/26/archaeologists-discover-additional-wrecks-after-examining-gulf-shipwreck_20130726111724.html
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2013/07/26/two-shipwrecks-discovered-at-gulf-mexico-site/
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Researchers-Discovery-of-shipwreck-tantalizing-4686428.php
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2021469811_apusgulfshipwreck.html
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/26/19698988-team-examining-gulf-shipwreck-finds-2-other-wrecks?lite
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130725-shipwreck-gulf-mexico-19th-century-archeology-science/

17. Shipwreck ‘tantalizing,’ link to Texas Revolution?
http://www.designntrend.com/articles/6542/20130725/archaeology-news-shipwreck-texas-revolution.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57595557/shipwreck-discovered-4363-feet-down-in-gulf-of-mexico-called-tantalizing-by-researchers/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/pictures/130714-blackbeard-shipwreck-pirates-archaeology-science/
http://beachcarolina.com/2013/07/10/blackbeards-queen-annes-revenge-1718-displays-actual-treasures-from-blackbeards-flagship/

18. Odyssey Marine and Cameron peer out of control on HMS ‘Victory’:
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/08/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]:
http://io9.com/an-astounding-36-million-in-silver-has-been-hauled-fro-898617896

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