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:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/article/-/13237956/titanics-aussie-romance/

2. It is open: Port Adelaide’s “Titanic” exhibition:
http://portside-messenger.whereilive.com.au/news/story/port-adelaides-titanic-exhibition/

3. Bid to preserve sunken World War II Heritage:
http://flindersindaily.flinders.edu.au/?iid=60757&sr=0&startpage=3#folio=3

4. In search of pirate Black Jack:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/13261039/in-search-of-pirate-black-jack/

5. “Clarence” shipwreck project website:
www.ahspp.org.au

6.”Titanic”: Icon of an age:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17463173

7. Unseen “Titanic”: photographs:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/titanic/titanic-photography

8. French archaeologist discover 12th century shipwreck in Medan, Indonesia:
http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/80111/french-archaeologist-discover-12th-century-shipwreck

9. Ancient Hawaiians caught more by fishing less:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/ancient-hawaiians-caught-more-by-fishing-less/

10. Remarkable Russian petroglyphs:
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2012/remarkable-russian-petroglyphs

11. Boat linked to Japanese tsunami spotted off British Columbia’s coast:
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120324/japan-tsunami-earthquake-linked-fishing-boat-spotted-off-bc-coast-120324/

12. 30 Indonesian women founded Madagascar, maybe by accident [shipwreck?]:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46809678/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://news.discovery.com/history/madagascar-women-120320.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-indonesian-eves-colonised-madagascar-years.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/indonesian-eves-colonised-madagascar-1-200-years-ago-004901696.html

13. Heritage: A crack at ceramics/Porcelain love:
http://www.nst.com.my/life-times/sunday-life-times/heritage-a-crack-at-ceramics-1.65376
http://www.nst.com.my/life-times/sunday-life-times/heritage-porcelain-love-1.65370

14. Clue in old photo leads to new search for Amelia Earhart’s plane:
http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=149000777
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=148995419
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/03/20/149000564/clue-in-old-photo-leads-to-new-search-for-amelia-earharts-plane
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-21/clinton-voices-support-for-latest-earhart-search/3902950/?site=sydney
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/why-does-amelia-earheart-disappearance-continue-fascinate

15. Archaeologists reconstruct diet of Nelson’s Navy with new chemical analysis of excavated bones:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-archaeologists-reconstruct-diet-nelson-navy.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/w-ard032312.php

16. New important source for research in Dutch maritime history especially Admiralty of Zealand now available:
http://warshipsresearch.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/new-important-source-for-research-in.html

17. Famous sunken ancient cities around the world:
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/318530/20120323/sunken-city-atlantis-cities-mediterranean-world-around.htm

18. Crossrail dig uncovers historic Limmo Peninsula shipyard remains:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17488425

19. An innovative ship, despite its short career [USS "Monitor"]:
http://maritimeprofessional.com/Blogs/Maritime-Musings/March-2012/USS-Monitor.aspx

20. ‘Norway tries to reclaim explorer Amundsen’s ship Maud:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17364684

21. Acid damage is latest battle for the warship “Mary Rose”:
http://www.elements-science.co.uk/2012/03/acid-damage-is-latest-battle-for-the-warship-mary-rose/

22. “Cutty Sark” reopens with gallery of ‘Long John Silver’ figureheads:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/21/cutty-sark-gallery-long-john-silver-figureheads

23. NOAA ship “Okeanos” explorer’s 2012:
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream_04.html
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/explorations.html
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1202/welcome.html

24. A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life on Board USS “Saginaw”:
http://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/674.asp

25. Keel-laying [of Chalupa replica] and ribbon cutting at Fountain of Youth:
http://www.historiccity.com/2012/staugustine/news/florida/keel-laying-and-ribbon-cutting-at-fountain-of-youth-24485
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-03-22/keel-set-chalupa-replica

26. Vanished shipwreck’s secret revealed: Sunken vessel swallowed up by Lake Erie muck:
http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/03/19/Vanished-shipwreck-s-secret-revealed.html

27. Drakes Bay could be named as Sir Francis Drake’s landing place:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/drakes-bay-sir-francis-drake_n_1368693.html
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/ca-bay-could-be-named-as-explorer-s-landing-place-1.3613850
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/feds-poised-to-end-historical-dispute-name-california-bay-as-site-of-explorer-drakes-landing/2012/03/20/gIQAzXbzPS_story.html

28. Archaeology plays big part in GE’s PCB dredging plan [Hudson River]:
http://www.benningtonbanner.com/business/ci_20244553/archaeology-plays-big-part-ge-rsquo-s-pcb

29. Receiver of wreck visits Scilly islands:
http://www.scillytoday.com/2012/03/22/receiver-of-wreck-visits-islands/

30. Report from former U.S. marine hints at whereabouts of long-lost peking man fossils:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/03/22/report-from-former-u-s-marine-hints-at-whereabouts-of-long-lost-peking-man-fossils/
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/22/are-the-lost-peking-man-fossils-buried-under-a-parking-lot-in-china/
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/ancient-fossil-could-be-buried-under-car-park-1.1262480

31. Nautical Archaeology Program, Shipwreck Weekend (30-31 March 2012):
http://nautarch.tamu.edu/shipwreck_weekend/

32. Secret of shipwreck solved after five-year conservation [Turkey]:
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/secret-of-shipwreck-solved-after-five-year-conservation.aspx?pageID=238&nID=16352&NewsCatID=375

33. An ocean of data: Looking for sunken treasure in a new way:
http://www.popsci.com.au/technology/robots/an-ocean-of-data-looking-for-sunken-treasure-in-a-new-way

34. 75,000 ‘heritage crimes’ committed in a year:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9149420/75000-heritage-crimes-committed-in-a-year.html

35. Artifacts on the rock [Odyssey Marine, commercial salvage]:
http://www.panorama.gi/localnews/headlines.php?action=view_article&article=8604&offset=0

36. Coins from shipwrecks become wearable treasures at La Vie Est Belle [advertisement for commercial salvage:
http://www.waltonsun.com/news/vie-8636-belle-est.html

37. Treasure hunter Herbert Humphreys hinds gold-laden steamship [commercial salvage]:
http://repeatingislands.com/2012/03/25/treasure-hunter-herbert-humphreys-finds-gold-laden-steamship/

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