Monday, March 4, 2013

Special thanks to George Bass, George Fisher, Susan Langley, Dave Meadows’ Explorator team, Mark Staniforth, and Tim Smith for sending in news items.

1.Flinders University students dive into maritime history:
http://www.borderwatch.com.au/story/1287444/students-dive-into-maritime-history/?cs=1266

2. France ratifies the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/france_ratifies_the_unesco_2001_convention_on_the_protection_of_the_underwater_cultural_heritage/

3. WWII MV Limerick found in ocean grave off NSW:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/mv-limerick-found-in-ocean-grave-off-nsw/story-e6frg6n6-1226571184867
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-05/shipwreck-identified/4502022?section=nsw
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/MinMedia/MinMedia13020501.pdf
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/mv-limerick-found-in-ocean-grave-off-nsw/story-fncvk70o-1226571184867
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/mv-limerick-found-in-ocean-grave-off-nsw/story-fncynkc6-1226571184867
http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/wreck-confirmation-brings-back-the-night-wwii-came/1745391/
http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/1280431/mystery-of-limerick-solved-after-70-years/?cs=171
http://csirofrvblog.com/2013/02/05/southern-surveyor-locates-resting-place-of-ww2-shipwreck/
http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2013/02/resting-place-of-mv-limerick-revealed.html
http://www.3news.co.nz/NZ-ship-sunk-by-Japanese-in-WWII-found/tabid/417/articleID/285834/Default.aspx
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/wwii-ship-bombed-by-japanese-found-20130205-2dw1i.html?skin=text-only
http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/local/16069378/wwii-ship-bombed-by-japanese-found/
http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8605739/nz-ship-sunk-by-japanese-in-wwii-found

4. Digging for the Hydrabad, NZ, shipwreck:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/opinion/blogs/outside-the-square/8359555/Digging-for-the-Hydrabad-shipwreck

5. Canada’s oldest shipwreck to be resurrected in replica of 16th-century Basque galleon:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Canada+oldest+shipwreck+resurrected+replica+16th+century+Basque/7981207/story.html
http://www.canada.com/Canada+oldest+shipwreck+resurrected+replica+16th+century+Basque+galleon/7981207/story.html

6. A Palaeolithic fishhook made of ivory and the earliest fishhook tradition in Europe:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313000198
http://scinexx.de/wissen-aktuell-15593-2013-02-19.html(German)
http://derstandard.at/1360681869761/Schon-vor-dem-Ende-der-Eiszeit-ging-man-angeln(German)

7. 300 year-old shipwreck traced back to Armenians of India:
http://hetq.am/eng/news/24053/300-year-old-shipwreck-traced-back-to-armenians-of-india.html

8. Prehistoric boat built at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall will be launched next week:
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Prehistoric-boat-built-National-Maritime-Museum/story-18279472-detail/story.html#axzz2MTCOkK2Q

9. World’s longest Viking shipwreck to be exhibited in Denmark:
http://cphpost.dk/news/local/world%E2%80%99s-longest-viking-shipwreck-be-exhibited-denmark

10. Artifacts from 17th century French vessel at Corpus Christi museum headed for Austin [La Belle]:
http://www.caller.com/news/2013/feb/23/artifacts-from-17th-century-french-vessel-at-for/

11. Exciting Discovery! Two buried ships found near Candlestick Point, San Francisco:
http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=623

12. USS Monitor remains to be buried next month at Arlington Cemetery:
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-12/local/37051700_1_turret-uss-monitor-navy-plans

13. Florida shipwrecks: Tour 11 ‘museums in the sea’
http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/Florida-shipwrecks-Tour-11-museums-in-the-sea/-/11788162/18559844/-/k8uouz/-/index.html

14. Underwater discovery offers glimpse of 1850s trains:
http://articles.philly.com/2013-02-18/news/37146111_1_engines-wheels-new-jersey-museum

15. Bones of warship in Hyannis harbor?
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130221/NEWS/302210341/-1/NEWS01
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130224/NEWS/302240330/-1/NEWS10

16. What lies at the bottom of Lake Michigan:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lake-michigan-historic-shipwrecks-eastland-disaster-lady-elgin/Content?oid=8898683

17. ECU students discover shipwreck treasures in the tanks of 1860s blockade runner:
http://beachcarolina.com/2011/03/09/students-discover-shipwreck-treasures-in-the-tanks-of-1860s-blockade-runner/#

18. New Whydah find makes a splash:
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130221/NEWS/302210340

19. World’s most beautiful shipwreck:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2275055/World-s-beautiful-shipwreck-Haunting-hull-Sweepstakes-lies-just-TWENTY-FEET-clear-blue-water-Ontario-lake-sank-1885.html

20. NBC2 Investigators: Oil threat from shipwrecks:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/21345094/nbc2-investigators-oil-threat-from-shipwrecks

21. Links in history’s chain [Bermuda]:
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20130302/ISLAND/703029999

22. Handmade history: Replica of Swedish warship Vasa on display at Gustavus library:
http://mankatofreepress.com/features/x1303544579/Handmade-history-Replica-of-Swedish-warship-Vasa-on-display-at-Gustavus-library

23. Prof. Donny Hamilton searches 50 years to solve mystery of a lost box [off topic, still interesting]:
http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2013/01/28/prof-searches-50-years-to-solve-mystery-of-a-lost-box/

24. New book: Bjørn Lovén, Mette Schaldemose, The Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus: the Zea Shipsheds and Slipways (2 vols.):
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2013/2013-02-39.html

25. Vikings come ashore in a new light:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/arts/television/vikings-struggles-come-to-life-in-history-channels-series.html?ref=arts

26. 19th-century perspectives on two great rivers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/nyregion/a-review-of-the-panoramic-river-at-the-hudson-river-museum.html?ref=design&_r=0

27. Transatlantic crossing: Did Phoenicians beat Columbus by 2000 years?
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/28/world/americas/phoenician-christopher-columbus-america-sailboat/?hpt=hp_mid

28. Shipwrecked secrets separate fakes from prized porcelain pieces:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/shipwrecked-secrets-separate-fakes-from-prized-porcelain-pieces-20130210-2e6gd.html

29. The search for early Chinese traders:
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/354993/the-search-for-early-chinese-traders

30. Surat must preserve its 300-yr-old maritime heritage:
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-02/vadodara/37389492_1_quedagh-merchant-quedagh-merchant-iu-professor

31. Oman-Dutch film on search for 250 year old shipwreck to premiere in April:
http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Oman-Dutch-film-on-search-for-250-year-old-shipwreck-to-premiere-in-April-22fb

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32. Odyssey Marine: Full of surprises [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/1240891-odyssey-marine-full-of-surprises?source=google_news
http://www.hollywoodsoapbox.com/?p=10502

33. Hollandia shipwrecked ‘pirate coin’ stolen:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-21594626

34. Shiver me timbers, pieces of eight from West Cornwall shipwreck sold at auction [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/10247042.Shiver_me_timbers__pieces_of_eight_from_West_Cornwall_shipwreck_sold_at_auction/

35. 13th Century Vietnamese maritime artefacts up for sale:
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/connect-asia/13th-century-vietnamese-maritime-artefacts-up-for-sale/1083260

36. Treasure hunters, Seafarer Corp., get dig & identify OK [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/treasure-seafarer351898.aspx

37. Academic treasure hunters gain third site [commercial salvage, not archaeology]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/academic-treasure-hunters351646.aspx

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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