Monday, March 18, 2013

Special thanks to Andy Dodds, James Hunter, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1. History’s 10 greatest wrecks:
http://www.archaeology.org/component/content/article/86-online/632-shipwrecks-titanic-mary-rose-vasa-spanish-armada-monitor-hunley

2. Vandals damage Japanese midget sub wreck [Sydney]:
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/vandals-damage-japanese-midget-sub-wreck-20130314-2g2hf.html

3. Old whaling site to be surveyed, protected [New Zealand]:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/8206646/Old-whaling-site-to-be-surveyed-protected
http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southland/234449/bid-protect-historic-site-whaling-base
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuPEBiLnxic
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/20130220 (title ‘Whale survey’)

4. Launceston’s colonial [and maritime] past revealed [Tasmania]:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/03/13/3714339.htm?site=northtas

5. Ghosts in paradise [Batavia shipwreck]:
http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/ghosts-in-paradise-20130311-2fuui.html

6. Deep sea diver finds his Titanic moment on Tamil Nadu coast:
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-16/chennai/37766512_1_tamil-nadu-coast-excavations-stone-anchors

7. Storm exposes shipwrecks in Maine:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130314-NEWS-303140367

8. Rising sea levels threaten historic Jamestown, marine geologist says island’s future is grim:
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-03-10/local/37605877_1_sea-level-rise-sea-levels-rocky-mountain-climate-organization
http://www.newsleader.com/viewart/20130310/NEWS01/303100015/Scientists-say-Jamestown-Island-could-underwater-by-2100
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Rising-sea-levels-threaten-historic-Jamestown-4343272.php

9. Rough seas uncover shipwreck in York:
http://www.pressherald.com/news/beneath-the-waves_2013-03-12.html

10. Archeology: the Uluburun Shipwreck at the Acropolis Museum:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/12/uluburun-shipwreck-at-acropolis-museum/
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/turkey/2013/03/12/Archeology-Uluburun-Shipwreck-the-Acropolis-Museum_8384011.html

11. Åland brewery to reproduce shipwreck beer:
http://yle.fi/uutiset/aland_brewery_to_reproduce_shipwreck_beer/6537428

12. Coral clocks:
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34463/title/Coral-Clocks/

13. What Vikings really looked like:
http://sciencenordic.com/what-vikings-really-looked

14. ‘Silver rush’ interview: Scouring the deep ocean for millions in coins [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.hollywoodsoapbox.com/?p=10502

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