Monday, June 4, 2012

Special thanks to Ross Anderson, Brian Jordan, Susan Katzev, Susan Langley, Cassandra Morris, Mark Polzer, Jason Raupp, Athena Trakadas, and David VanZandt for sending in news items.

1. City of Adelaide‘s journey delayed:
http://portside-messenger.whereilive.com.au/news/story/city-of-adelaides-journey-delayed/#.T8b7xAQUIVI.facebook

2. HMS Victory scandal:
http://savearchaeology.co.uk/?p=2408

3. Warren whaling ship wreck found in Argentina?
http://www.eastbayri.com/news/2012/may/29/warren-whaleship-wreck-found-argentina/

4. Remembering the Battle of Midway:
http://www.pmnmims.org/battlemidway/

5. Viking Ship Museum’s large survey of the Femern Belt wrecks [in Danish, but check out videos and photos]:
http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/marinarkaeologi/vragundersoegelse-i-femern-baelt-2012/

6. [More on that Gulf of Mexico shipwreck] Pictures: Mystery shipwreck found with muskets, beer bottles:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/pictures/120531-shipwreck-gulf-mexico-19th-century-nation-science/

7. Mo‘ynaq–Graveyard of ships in the desert:
http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/05/moynaq-graveyard-of-ships-in-desert.html

8. Mile-Deep ancient Roman shipwrecks discovered Off Greece:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/mile-deep-ancient-roman-shipwrecks-discovered-off-greece
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47605902/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/roman-shipwrecks-found-nearly-mile-deep/#.T8ZsfGRWFW8.email
http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/greek_experts_find_roman_shipw.html
http://news.yahoo.com/greek-experts-roman-wrecks-nearly-mile-deep-210340288.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57443474/greek-experts-find-roman-wrecks-nearly-a-mile-deep/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2152016/Deepest-Roman-shipwrecks-near-Greece–prove-ancient-seafarers-adventurous-thought.html
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_new=55711&int_sec=2
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/05/31/three-shipwrecks-discovered-in-the-deep-sea-off-corfu-island/
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Jun-01/175301-deep-sea-wrecks-challenge-maritime-theory.ashx
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/shipwreck-findings-challenge-conventional-theory-1.1308762
http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55711

9. Anti-freckle cream could hold key to Amelia Earhart mystery:
http://news.discovery.com/history/amelia-earhart-freckle-creme-jar-120530.html
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47623025/ns/today-today_tech/t/amelia-earharts-anti-freckle-cream-jar-possibly-found/
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/amelia-earhart-death-anti-freckle-cream-jar-a-clue-1937-mystery-article-1.1087854
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0602/Amelia-Earhart-New-evidence-tells-of-her-last-days-on-a-Pacific-atoll-video
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152931/Jar-1930s-anti-freckle-cream-unlock-mystery-Amelia-Earharts-disappearance.html

10. Buoy on Lake Erie marks 148-year-old shipwreck near Cleveland:
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/05/buoy_on_lake_erie_marks_148-ye.html

11. Jamaica’s Port Royal seeks World Heritage status:
http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/leads-108/30791
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/jamaicas-port-royal-word-heritage-status_n_1555321.html

12. Major archaeological survey uncovers secrets of Plymouth Sound:
http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Secrets-Sound-revealed/story-16235918-detail/story.html

13. First underwater museums to be built in Mombasa:
http://allafrica.com/stories/201206010068.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/28/kenya-africa-underwater-museum?newsfeed=true

14. Reviving ancient heritage [Alexandria]:
http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/arts/life-midweek-magazine/48207-reviving-ancient-heritage.html

15. Seabed discovery from the oldest wreck on record [oldest around the Scillies]:
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Seabed-discovery-oldest-wreck-record/story-16239105-detail/story.html

16. Amateur divers find 17th century shipwreck in Sweden:
http://www.windsorstar.com/17th+century+shipwreck+found/6711913/story.html
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/325903

17. Local attorney loses Spanish shipwreck treasure case:
http://keysnews.com/node/40142

18. Operation treasure [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/operation-treasure345166.aspx

19. Divers plan to extract 16th century Chinese porcelain from ocean [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/325744
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20120603/NEWS04/306039919/1006/NEWS
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-29/shipwrecked-china-worth-43-million-to-be-fished-from-sea.html

20. SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola silver cargo recovery expedition underway [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ss-gairsoppa-and-ss-mantola-silver-cargo-recovery-expedition-underway-2012-05-31

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