Monday, June 11, 2012

Special thanks to Rachel Popelka-Filcoff, Mark Polzer, Jennifer Rodrigues, and David Meadows’ Explorator for providing news items.

1. James Cook and the transit of Venus:
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-james-cook-transit-venus.html

2. Gilt Dragon quest:
http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Gilt-Dragon-quest/7624274/

3. Treasure hunterish coverage of the search for a 19th century shipwreck near Auckland:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7073622/Treasure-hunters-solve-180-year-old-mystery

4. Archaeologists look for wrecks off Qatar coast:
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=511125&version=1&template_id=57&parent_id=56
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=511110&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

5. Marine Archaeology: the conundrum:
http://www.world-archaeology.com/blog/marine-archaeology-the-conundrum/

6. ‘World’s oldest fishing tools’ in Swedish waters:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18331340
http://www.thelocal.se/41256/20120605/

7. New secrets from ‘Bay of the Pirates’ warship that sunk 2,300 years ago
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-secrets-bay-pirates-warship-sunk.html
http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/chemistry/article00372.html

8. Jacksonport Wharf gets national distinction:
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20120609/ADV01/306090110/Jacksonport-Wharf-gets-national-distinction?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CGPG-News%7Cs

9. Shipwreck on Daniel Island causes city to change plans
http://www2.counton2.com/news/2012/jun/05/shipwreck-daniel-island-causes-city-change-plans-ar-3922154/

10. Titanic Buffs, Researchers–Newspaper archive published:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/researchers-newspaper345267.aspx

11. The race and saga began at Bermuda:
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120609/ISLAND09/706099988

12. Navy constructs Relics Observation Dais at Historic Buddhangala Hermitage:
http://www.navy.lk/index.php?id=3494

13. Closing archeology lab against UN spirit: SMU prof (Artifacts from Grand Pré, L’Anse aux Meadows and Citadel Hill all bound for Ottawa):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/06/08/ns-archeologist-against-ottawa-plan.html

14. Dr. Carl Halbirt to present new evidence of 1586 Drake’s Raid:
http://www.examiner.com/article/dr-carl-halbirt-to-present-new-evidence-of-1586-drake-s-raid

15. Estonian Maritime Museum Seaplane Harbor opens:
http://www.visitestonia.com/en/estonian-maritime-museum-seaplane-harbor-opens

16. Shipwreck mystery surfaces:
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/05/30/332791_todays-news.html

17. This is how you excavate a 16th century shipwreck [in Dutch]:
http://www.nieuwsbank.nl/inp/2012/06/16/R036.htm
http://historiek.net/nieuws/algemeen/6495-zo-graaf-je-een-scheepswrak-uit-de-16de-eeuw-op

18. La plus ancienne perle fine de l’histoire de l’humanité, vieille de 7.500 ans, identifiée [oldest pearl, in French]:
http://www.liberation.fr/depeches/2012/06/07/la-plus-ancienne-perle-fine-de-l-histoire-de-l-humanite-vieille-de-7500-ans-identifiee_824337

19. Portsmouth Historic dockyard appoints new chief executive:
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/portsmouth-historic-dockyard-appoints-new-chief-executive-1-3918872

20. Monumental effort to save the threatened Viking treasures of Oseberg:
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-monumental-effort-threatened-viking-treasures.html

21. 19th-century “Time Capsule” warship emerging near D.C.:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06/120607-time-capsule-shipwreck-war-of-1812-us-british-navy-cultures/

22. Mary Rose sailors ate diet of salt beef and biscuits, bone analysis shows:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/9310778/Mary-Rose-sailors-ate-diet-of-salt-beef-and-biscuits-bone-analysis-shows.html

23. The Seventh World Archaeological Congress, January 14-18, 2013, The Dead Sea–Jordan:
http://wac7.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/
http://www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/component/content/article/67-headlines/562-announcing-wac-7

24. ‘Insights from innovation: new light on archaeological ceramics’ conference at University of Southampton, UK, on 19-20 October 2012
http://innovationconference.wordpress.com/

25. A battle of the wrecks: Would Deep Sea deep six Kalakala?
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ronjudd/2018389748_judd10.html

26. Divers plan to retrieve Chinese porcelain worth $43 million [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-divers-plans-to-retrieve-43-million-of-chinese-porcelain-20120529,0,1004793.story

27. Shipwreck Champagne sells for $156,000, preserved for 170 years underwater [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/shipwreck-champagne-auctioned_n_1580697.html

28. West Palm treasure hunter continues search for fabled gold Madonna statue [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-06-06/news/fl-shipwreck-treasure-hunter-20120606_1_treasure-hunters-gold-and-silver-coins-maravillas

29. Does Alaska shipwreck hold millions in gold-rush riches? [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/does-alaska-shipwreck-hold-millions-gold-rush-riches

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