Monday, March 12, 2012

Special thanks to Enrique Aragon, Paul Johnston, Thijs Maarleveld, Mark Polzer, Susan Langley, Bob Sheppard, and Ole Varmer for sending in news items.

1. Public lecture in Adelaide by David Payne The Australian Register of Historic Vessels:
http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/news-and-events/public-lectures.cfm
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Flinders-University-Dept-of-Archaeology/210805928939275

2. Lynda Nutter: Ancient astronomical observatory left by Kublai Khan in Perth hills [silly season still on!]:
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3441705.htm

3. Life with sea’s feared killers [interview with Hugh Edwards, better known for his contribution to finding the "Batavia" shipwreck]:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/13103258/life-with-seas-feared-killers/

4. Spanish ship with artifacts found in the Phillipines [sounds like a recipe for trouble]:
http://www.tempo.com.ph/2012/spanish-ship-with-artifacts-found/#.T1ZBvSdtqSo
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/353696/sunken-treasures

5. Feds set to designate USS “Slater” a national landmark:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/designate-national342911.aspx

6. Almost 150 years after it sank, “Monitor” still captivates:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/almost-150-years-after-it-sank-monitor-still-captivates/2012/01/27/gIQAcBVkmR_story.html

7. More on “Monitor” and facial reconstructions of crew:
http://monitor.noaa.gov/150th/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/faces-uss-monitor-crewmembers-reconstructed-15840694
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012/03/02/this_week_in_the_civil_war/
http://www.materials.ox.ac.uk/news/recentnews/news-2012.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/03/03/national/a094626S21.DTL&type=business
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/03/faces-of-2-uss-monitor-crew-reconstructed_n_1318584.html
http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2012/03/uss-monitor-faces-interimjpg.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/faces-of-civil-war-sailors-from-sunken-uss-monitor-reconstructed-in-hopes-of-identifying-them/2012/03/03/gIQAAldxoR_story.html
http://liberalarts.tamu.edu/html/news–modern-science-could-identify-sailors-from-lost-ironclad.html

8. NOAA honors lost crew of USS “Monitor”:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/noaa-honors-lost-crew-of-uss-monitor

9. Artifact recoveries on Civil War shipwreck in time for anniversary:
http://www.stripes.com/news/artifact-recoveries-on-civil-war-shipwreck-in-time-for-anniversary-1.171094
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/08/2427708/artifacts-recoveries-on-shipwreck.html

10. Sunken ships, native American loyalties explored at 1812 symposium:
http://oswegocountytoday.com/?p=82100

11. ‘Digger’ trend worries the professionals:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-03-10/archaeologists-find-little-funny-digger-shows-meant-entertain

12. Series of talks to explain fishing history in Cortez, Florida:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120309/ARTICLE/120309529/-1/news?Title=Series-of-talks-to-explain-fishing-history-in-Cortez

13. 1800s anchor recovered from Delaware River:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/1800s-anchor-recovered-from-delaware-river

14. Full map of “Titanic”:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-17273596
http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-full-titanic-mapped-1st-time-174336818.html
http://www.history.com/news/2012/03/08/first-map-of-entire-titanic-wreck-site-sheds-new-light-on-disaster/

15. Famed USS “Enterprise” takes its final voyage:
http://www.npr.org/2012/03/10/148375398/famed-uss-enterprise-takes-its-final-voyage

16. Could the first humans to reach the Americas have come from Europe?
http://io9.com/5890637/could-the-first-humans-to-reach-the-americas-have-actually-come-from-europe/

17. Making a boat fit for a king [more on the solar boat]:
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1086/eg72.htm
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/35047/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/JapaneseEgyptian-team-starts-restoring-King-Khufus.aspx

18. How a ship full of fish helped recreate an ancient fish sauce:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2012/03/grainger-fish-sauce/

19. Archaeology: Greece, Antikythera shipwreck on display:
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2012/03/06/visualizza_new.html_128211190.html
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03/06/national-archaeological-museum-to-present-temporary-exhibition-of-the-antikythera-shipwreck/

20. Greece and Italy join forces to study marine antiquities:
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/03/09/greece-and-italy-join-forces-to-study-marine-antiquities/

21. Resurge el Cádiz de Ultramar:
http://www.diariodecadiz.es/article/ocio/1201279/odyssey/cadiz.html

22. İstanbul to celebrate its rich heritage with new artifacts:
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-273515-istanbul-to-celebrate-its-rich-heritage-with-new-artifacts.html

23. Underwater exploration courses at University of Malta open to public:
http://www.di-ve.com/Default.aspx?ID=71&Action=1&NewsId=89909&newscategory=17
http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=140823

24. Cannon and other artifacts from Blackbeard’s pirate ship will be on display:
http://raleightelegram.com/201203111102

25. Indonesian sunken treasure up for sale again [Cirebon]:
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesian-sunken-treasure-up-for-sale-again/502611#.T1WgzWx6xqg.email
http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2012/03/05/treasure-from-wreck-off-indonesia-to-go-on-sale
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/art/arts/2012/03/06/333683/Treasure-from.htm

26. Dragons & lotus blossoms exhibition [commercial salvage]:
http://bhamweekly.com/birmingham/article-2960-dragons-lotus-blossoms.html

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology