Monday, March 5, 2012

Special thanks to Paul Johnston, Susan Langley, Mark Polzer, Jennifer Rodrigues, and Robbie Zielemans for sending in news items.

1. Neanderthals were ancient mariners:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328544.800

2. Mawson’s Hut reveals history frozen in time [Ian Godfrey]:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-30/mawsons-hut-reveals-history-frozen-in-time/3801418?WT.svl=news4

3. Aquatic robot audits Australian seabed health:
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/5363/aquatic-robot-audits-health-seabed

4. HMB “Endeavour” makes port in Adelaide [blog by Cassandra Morris]:
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2012/02/21/hmb-endeavour-makes-port/

5. Pearling lugger photogrammetry [Michael Gregg at work]:
http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/mv-blog/feb-2012/pearling-lugger-photogrammetry/

6. Greek got here first [New Zealand….silly season]:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/dargaville-districts/6497943/Greeks-got-here-first

7. Sri Lanka: Galle’s slow tsunami recovery:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=10789305

8. “Cutty Sark” in Greenwich to be reopened to the public:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17233100

9. The faces of the crewmen of the USS “Monitor” to be reconstructed:
http://indianajen.com/2012/03/03/the-faces-of-the-crewmen-of-the-uss-monitor-to-be-reconstructed/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46614086/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.T1KrwJjdIRE

10. University of Southern Denmark’s Maritime Archaeology Program theses on-line [Jay!]:
http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/?p=1130

11. Middle Eastern martime traditions explored in Exeter University’s dhow exhibition:
http://artsculture.newsandmediarepublic.org/2010/09/16/middle-eastern-martime-traditions-explored-in-exeter-universitys-dhow-exhibition/

12. The Netherlands and Germany will jointly nominate the Limes Germanicus as a UNESCO World Heritage Site [including Roman shipwrecks]:
http://www.rnw.nl/english/bulletin/german-dutch-roman-heritage-preserved

13. Ancient warrior’s helmet is discovered in waters off Israel [Haifa Bay]:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46574945/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://dalje.com/en-world/greek-helmet-discovered-in-israeli-harbor/420859
http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-greek-helmet-120229.html
http://news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=207347

14. Marmara’s sunken ships set sail to US:
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/marmaras-sunken-ships-set-sail-to-us.aspx?pageID=238&nID=14685&NewsCatID=375

15. Flag Fen archaeology idea brings in public to dig deep [wetland archaeology]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17211285

16. Wreck of a 16th century ship discovered off coast of Brazil:
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/03/01/sixteenth-century-shipwreck-discovered-by-brazil-team/
http://twocircles.net/2012mar01/wreckage_16th_century_ship_discovered_brazil.html

17. The weapons of “Warwick”:
http://divingarchaeology.com/2012/02/26/the-weapons-of-warwick/

18. Obituary: Henri-Germain Delauze:
http://www.leparisien.fr/marseille-13000/deces-a-marseille-d-henri-germain-delauze-fondateur-de-la-comex-et-pionnier-de-la-plongee-industrielle-14-02-2012-1861992.php
http://www.meretmarine.com/article.cfm?id=118866
http://www.lamanchelibre.fr/actualite-33443-la-cite-la-mer-en-deuil.html
http://www.laprovence.com/article/a-la-une/le-president-fondateur-de-la-comex-est-decede

19. Snorkel trail receives $10,000 [Florida]:
http://www.gulfbreezenews.com/news/2012-03-01/Front_Page/Snorkel_trail_receives_10000.html

20. Has the mystery of the “Beeswax Wreck” been solved?
http://coastexplorermagazine.com/features/1556-has-the-mystery-of-the-beeswax-wreck-been-solved

21. Radical theory of first Americans places Stone Age Europeans in Delmarva 20,000 years ago:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/radical-theory-of-first-americans-places-stone-age-europeans-in-delmarva-20000-years-ago/2012/02/28/gIQA4mriiR_story.html?hpid=z5

22. Spain rejects Peruvian claim to shipwreck treasure:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/9108879/Spain-rejects-Peruvian-claim-to-shipwreck-treasure.html
http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/feb/27/spain-rejects-peru-claim-to-ships-treasure-recover-ar-363246/

23. Platinum plunder or fool’s gold? [commercial salvage]:
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120226/NEWS/202260342

24. Interest builds around “Titanic” auction as 100th anniversary nears[commercial salvage]:
http://www.freep.com/article/20120228/NEWS07/202280376/Interest-builds-around-Titanic-auction-as-100th-anniversary-nears
http://articles.boston.com/2012-02-27/news/31105189_1_auctioneers-brokers-auctioneer-arlan-ettinger-rms-titanic

25. Discovery ‘The Battle for Spanish Gold’ previews for March 4:
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1693890.php/Discovery-The-Battle-for-Spanish-Gold-previews-for-March-4

26. A Spanish treasure goes home: After many court battles, sunken ship’s contents are returned:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/1/a-spanish-treasure-goes-home/

27. Covington escorts hard-won shipwreck treasure home to Spain [commercial salvage]:
http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/New_York/News/2012/02_-_February/Covington_escorts_hard-won_shipwreck_treasure_home_to_Spain/

28. Score a half-billion-dollar Win for Spain, but treasure hunters vow to keep digging [commercial salvage]:
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/03/sean_fischer_treasure_hunters.php

———————————————————————
Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology