Monday, March 11, 2013

Special thanks to Nicolas Bigourdan, George Fisher, Susan Langley, Dave Meadows’ Explorator team, and Peter & Jill Worsley for sending in news items.

1. Historic wreck under threat [Byron Bay]:
http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/historic-wreck-under-threat/1782953/

2. Shipwreck lifeboat washes up in Australia:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-06/shipwreck-lifeboat-washes-up-in-australia/4503618
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-06/shipwreck-lifeboat-washes-up-in-australia/4503710

http://dpti.sa.gov.au/ondeck/news?453
http://news.breakingadelaidenews.com/tweets/298935541913767936

3. IUPUI led expedition seeks source of thousand-year-old coins in Aboriginal Australia:
http://newscenter.iupui.edu/5945/IUPUIled-expedition-seeks-source-of-thousandyearold-coins-in-Aboriginal-Australia

4. ‘Viking sunstone’ found in shipwreck:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21693140
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/scienceshot-sunstone-unearthed-f.html?ref=hp
http://www.history.com/news/evidence-of-fabled-viking-navigational-tool-found
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/not-just-the-stuff-of-legend-famed-viking-sunstone-did-exist-believe-scientists-8521522.html

5. Full-size Bronze Age boat replica launched to answer questions about prehistoric seafaring:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/fullsize-bronze-age-boat-replica-launched-to-answer-questions-about-prehistoric-seafaring-8521472.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/it-didnt-sink-fullsize-sewntogether-replica-of-a-bronze-age-boat-launched-to-trials-success-8521472.html
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Replica-Bronze-Age-boat-makes-history/story-18341601-detail/story.html#axzz2N8kDRhIl
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10503369.htm

6. Researchers uncover earliest tobacco use in the Pacific Northwest:
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-uncover-earliest-tobacco-pacific-northwest.html

7. Barnacles point to whale meat consumption in Prehistory:
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2013/barnacles-point-to-whale-meat-consumption-in-prehistory

8. F6F Hellcat WWII-Era aircraft discovered off coast of Florida:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/discovered-aircraft351615.aspx

9. 13 arrested for state artifact theft:
http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013302280037&nclick_check=1

10. Shell midden uncovered in St Thomas [US Virgin Island]:
http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/market-square-construction-yields-archaelogical-find-1.1444261?localLinksEnabled=false

11. Ancient Egypt “pyramid” boat threatened after sewage burst:
http://bikyanews.com/86316/breaking-ancient-egypt-pryamid-boat-threatened-after-sewage-burst/

12. Union sailors caught in famous NC shipwreck laid to rest 150 years later:
http://wunc.org/post/union-sailors-caught-famous-nc-shipwreck-laid-rest-150-years-later

JPAC Continues Identification Process for Two USS Monitor Sailors Slated for Burial at Arlington National Cemetery:
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72397

13. Ghostly underwater art gallery breathes new life to sunken ship:
http://updatednews.ca/2013/03/09/ghostly-underwater-art-gallery-breathes-new-life-to-sunken-ship/

14. HMS Bounty probe: Rotting wood discovered in ship’s frame before departure:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/HMS-Bounty-Probe-Rotting-Wood-Discovered-in-Ships-Frame-Before-Departure/

15. Where did Ponce de Leon land? Historian’s claim that explorer landed in Melbourne Beach draws controversy [Florida]:
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/A9/20130310/NEWS01/303100058/Where-did-Ponce-de-Leon-land-?nclick_check=1

16. Will the study of archaeology soon become a thing of the past? [not nautical but application]:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2013/feb/19/archaeology-funding-student-decline-future

17. Diving with an elephant [not nautical new, but cute]:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=vb.1469509297&type=2

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