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:

2. Mawson’s Hut reveals history frozen in time [Ian Godfrey]:

3. Aquatic robot audits Australian seabed health:

4. HMB “Endeavour” makes port in Adelaide [blog by Cassandra Morris]:

5. Pearling lugger photogrammetry [Michael Gregg at work]:

6. Greek got here first [New Zealand….silly season]:

7. Sri Lanka: Galle’s slow tsunami recovery:

8. “Cutty Sark” in Greenwich to be reopened to the public:

9. The faces of the crewmen of the USS “Monitor” to be reconstructed:

10. University of Southern Denmark’s Maritime Archaeology Program theses on-line [Jay!]:

11. Middle Eastern martime traditions explored in Exeter University’s dhow exhibition:

12. The Netherlands and Germany will jointly nominate the Limes Germanicus as a UNESCO World Heritage Site [including Roman shipwrecks]:

13. Ancient warrior’s helmet is discovered in waters off Israel [Haifa Bay]:

14. Marmara’s sunken ships set sail to US:

15. Flag Fen archaeology idea brings in public to dig deep [wetland archaeology]:

16. Wreck of a 16th century ship discovered off coast of Brazil:

17. The weapons of “Warwick”:

18. Obituary: Henri-Germain Delauze:

19. Snorkel trail receives $10,000 [Florida]:

20. 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:

22. Spain rejects Peruvian claim to shipwreck treasure:

23. Platinum plunder or fool’s gold? [commercial salvage]:

24. Interest builds around “Titanic” auction as 100th anniversary nears[commercial salvage]:

25. 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:

27. Covington escorts hard-won shipwreck treasure home to Spain [commercial salvage]:

28. Score a half-billion-dollar Win for Spain, but treasure hunters vow to keep digging [commercial salvage]:

Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology