Monday, June 20, 2011

Please, find below two week’s worth of nautical news; apologies for the late circulation

1. Sweet relief as wreck find ends 76-year mystery [TSS "Coramba"]:
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/sweet-relief-as-wreck-find-ends-76year-mystery-20110604-1fmal.html

2. Archaeologists, biologists and the Pied Piper:
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2011/06/13/archaeologists-biologists-and-the-pied-piper/

3. Futtocks, gunwales, catheads–OH MY!
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2011/06/03/futtocks-gunwales-catheads-oh-my/

4. Lecture by Michael McCarthy: Guano and pearls, steamships and suffragettes….
http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/explore/videos/#videos/guano-and-pearls-steamships-and-suffragettes

5. More deep dives reveal true identity of Bermagui shipwreck:
http://www.naroomanewsonline.com.au/news/local/news/general/more-deep-dives-reveal-true-identity-of-bermagui-shipwreck/2174324.aspx

6. On the DNA front: Kon-Tiki explorer was partly right–Polynesians had South American roots:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8582150/Kon-Tiki-explorer-was-partly-right-Polynesians-had-South-American-roots.html

7. Shaman whalers of ancient Kodiak Island:
http://community.adn.com/adn/node/157287

8. Vikings forced out of Greenland by ‘cold climate that saw temperatures plunge by 4C in just 80 years':
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1392749/Cold-climate-forced-Vikings-Greenland.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-climate-big-role-vikings-greenland.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110530/sc_nm/us_climate_greenland

9. Hunt is on for shipwrecks from War of 1812:
http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/shipwrecks-war-of-1812-search-great-lakes-1642/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43442529/ns/technology_and_science-science/

10. Effort to tie North Carolina shipwreck to pirate Blackbeard advances:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-blackbeard-20110619,0,957843.story
http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-c-2011-06-11-253704.112112-Theyre-sure-nowIt-the-iQueen-Annes-Revengei.html
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/07/1254186/famous-shipwreck-found-off-nc.html
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/10/3692152/its-official-ship-found-off-nc.html
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/newsworldnation/922439-227/official-ship-was-blackbeards-vessel.html

11. Blackbeard’s spirit lives on in North Carolina town of Beaufort:
http://www.raleightelegram.com/2011053003.html

12. Blackbeard’s terror tactics revealed in recovered ammo:
http://news.discovery.com/history/blackbeard-terror-shipwreck-weapons-110610.html

13. Artifacts to be recovered from historic shipwreck ["Marie Celestia", Bermuda]:
http://bernews.com/2011/05/artifacts-to-be-recovered-mary-celestia-shipwreck/

14. Five students get chance to search for shipwrecks during “Project Shiphunt” with scientist who mapped “Titanic” [James Delgado]:
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/05/five_students_get_chance_to_se.html

15. Closer to home. Efforts to repatriate the crew of the “Intrepid” accelerate with events in Libya:
http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/closer-to-home/

16. ‘Mystery’ shipwreck artifacts will tell unwritten story about Civil War-era Mobile [Fort Morgan, USA]:
http://blog.al.com/live/2011/06/mystery_shipwreck_artifacts_wi.html

17. Traces of ancient aboriginals found in Ontario lake bottom :
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1412719
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Traces+ancient+aboriginals+found+Ontario+lake+bottom/4898799/story.html

18. Luther College names Dan Davis new classics professor [Congratulations, Dan]:
http://www.decorahnewspapers.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=13&ArticleID=25544

19. On the job with … Brennan Bajdek, archaeologist and carronade conservator:
http://www.cannonbeachgazette.com/news/local_news/article_b897bf60-9941-11e0-9080-001cc4c002e0.html

20. “Nina”, Pinta sail into Maine:
http://www.wmtw.com/r/28232042/detail.html

21. Chris Wiggins and his team of archaeologist scour river floor for Moss Point’s town cannon:
http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-living/2011/06/archaeologist_scans_river_floo.html

22. Learning from underwater shipwrecks :
http://www.historiccity.com/2011/staugustine/news/florida/learning-underwater-shipwrecks-15536

23. Under the sea off Maui … WWII reminders lie:
http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/550444/Under-the-sea-off-Maui—–WWII-reminders-lie.html?nav=10

24. Archive for 2011 Fieldschool Norway [Maritime Archaeology Programme at the University of Southern Denmark]:
http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/?cat=104

25. Skeleton of 18th century whale found in London [Thames River]:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2010/09/09/idINIndia-51391920100909

26. PMSS launches marine archaeological service :
http://renews.biz/story.php?page_id=74&news_id=362

27. Stanley Spencer painting sells for £5.4m [Honor Frost's estate]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13789029

28. Sotheby’s Three-Part Single-Owner Evill/Frost Sale Closes with Final Total of $69,343,051 [Honor Frost's estate]:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=48371
http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7945.aspx

29. RumRegatta. Flensburg 2011 [by Daniel Zwick]:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf-EJ5Y_UsM

30. Port of Athens Was once an island, French-Greek team finds [so, Strabo was right!]:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110616081855.htm
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/06/07/ancient-greek-knew-geology-thousands-of-years-before-his-time/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/07/scitech/main20069740.shtml

31. The Sea Peoples, from cuneiform tablets to carbon dating:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0020232

32. Wreck suggests Romans shipped live fish:
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110531/full/news.2011.335.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/06/06/Wreck-suggests-Romans-shipped-live-fish/UPI-70751307407812/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/02/scitech/main20068260.shtml
http://www.science20.com/cool-links/ancient_roman_ship_held_giant_live_fish_tank-79660
http://news.discovery.com/history/roman-shipwreck-fish-tank-110603.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-roman-ship-fish-tank.html
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/roman-ship-live-tank-photos-110603.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0603/Roman-shipwreck-Giant-fish-tank-in-a-2-000-year-old-ship
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43253997/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.livescience.com/14406-fish-tank-ancient-roman-shipwreck.html

33. The tale of a Roman vessel, for 22 centuries at Xlendi :
http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=126639

34. Shoring up Israel’s treasure-rich coastline:
http://www.israel21c.org/201106059108/environment/shoring-up-israels-treasure-rich-coastline

35. Secrets of Egypt. Ship timbers:
http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/jun/sidebotham-egypt-060711.html

36. Life under the sea [Chinese underwater archaeologist Liu Zhiyuan]:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/10/content_12668392.htm

37. Sea hunt for ancient Chinese ship off African coast [stil???]:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/kenya/110607/sea-hunt-ancient-chinese-ship-african-coast

38. From shipwreck to charity: 200-year-old champagne:
http://www.takepart.com/news/2011/05/27/from-shipwreck-to-charity-200-year-old-champagne

39. Atlantis hunt: Third attempt [in Cyprus, that is]:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/atlantis-hunt-third-attempt/20110604

40. Shipwreck salvage company confirms Ming Dynasty porcelain find Off Indonesia coast worth millions [commercial salvage]:
http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=10910468253
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hijgTdxz9KnVGX99agOoewgyi2KA?docId=CNG.7cb7d99990eea60a7a2805cbbc294dbf.2a1

41. Shipwreck diver plans mission to find Bin Laden body [commercial salvager planning bizarre salvage]:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/14/137179544/shipwreck-diver-plans-mission-to-find-bin-laden-body
http://www.slate.com/id/2296922
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/8576456/US-diver-wants-to-find-Osama-bin-Ladens-body.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/13/osama-bin-laden-body-search-bill-warren-diver-_n_876284.html

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