Monday, March 26, 2012

An ocean of news this week. Special thanks to Britt Burton, Susan Katzev, Denise Kuijlaars, Susan Langley, Thijs Maarleveld, David Meadows, Cassandra Morris Taylor, Mark Polzer, and Adam Wolfe for sending in news items.

1. “Titanic”‘s Aussie romance:

2. It is open: Port Adelaide’s “Titanic” exhibition:

3. Bid to preserve sunken World War II Heritage:

4. In search of pirate Black Jack:

5. “Clarence” shipwreck project website:

6.”Titanic”: Icon of an age:

7. Unseen “Titanic”: photographs:

8. French archaeologist discover 12th century shipwreck in Medan, Indonesia:

9. Ancient Hawaiians caught more by fishing less:

10. Remarkable Russian petroglyphs:

11. Boat linked to Japanese tsunami spotted off British Columbia’s coast:

12. 30 Indonesian women founded Madagascar, maybe by accident [shipwreck?]:

13. Heritage: A crack at ceramics/Porcelain love:

14. Clue in old photo leads to new search for Amelia Earhart’s plane:

15. Archaeologists reconstruct diet of Nelson’s Navy with new chemical analysis of excavated bones:

16. New important source for research in Dutch maritime history especially Admiralty of Zealand now available:

17. Famous sunken ancient cities around the world:

18. Crossrail dig uncovers historic Limmo Peninsula shipyard remains:

19. An innovative ship, despite its short career [USS “Monitor”]:

20. ‘Norway tries to reclaim explorer Amundsen’s ship Maud:

21. Acid damage is latest battle for the warship “Mary Rose”:

22. “Cutty Sark” reopens with gallery of ‘Long John Silver’ figureheads:

23. NOAA ship “Okeanos” explorer’s 2012:

24. A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life on Board USS “Saginaw”:

25. Keel-laying [of Chalupa replica] and ribbon cutting at Fountain of Youth:

26. Vanished shipwreck’s secret revealed: Sunken vessel swallowed up by Lake Erie muck:

27. Drakes Bay could be named as Sir Francis Drake’s landing place:

28. Archaeology plays big part in GE’s PCB dredging plan [Hudson River]:

29. Receiver of wreck visits Scilly islands:

30. Report from former U.S. marine hints at whereabouts of long-lost peking man fossils:

31. Nautical Archaeology Program, Shipwreck Weekend (30-31 March 2012):

32. Secret of shipwreck solved after five-year conservation [Turkey]:

33. An ocean of data: Looking for sunken treasure in a new way:

34. 75,000 ‘heritage crimes’ committed in a year:

35. Artifacts on the rock [Odyssey Marine, commercial salvage]:

36. Coins from shipwrecks become wearable treasures at La Vie Est Belle [advertisement for commercial salvage:

37. Treasure hunter Herbert Humphreys hinds gold-laden steamship [commercial salvage]:


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