Monday, May 21, 2012

A myriad of updates!  Special thanks to George Fischer, Jeremy Green, Susan Langley, and Mark Polzer for sending in news items.

1. Back to bed for “Clarence”:
http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2012/05/23/back-to-bed-for-clarence/

2. ‘Funky’ shipwreck fuels international interest [“Clarence”]:
http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2012/05/10/325221_news.html

3. Sunken history: how to study and care for shipwrecks [“Clarence”]:
http://theconversation.edu.au/sunken-history-how-to-study-and-care-for-shipwrecks-6450

4. A step towards solving a maritime mystery [Kangaroo Island, SA]:
http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2012/04/23/a-step-towards-solving-a-maritime-mystery/
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-maritime-mystery.html

5. Early Dutch post restante in Indian Ocean:
http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/fms/archaeology_files/dig_library/graduate%20program/ENGAGE-Jun2012.pdf
http://player.vimeo.com/video/42171028?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

http://archief.nrc.nl/index.php/2012/Mei/14/Wetenschap/nhnl01016/Poste+restante+onder+stenen+en+rotsen/check=Y  (in Dutch)
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/dutch/highlight/page/id/215159/t/-You-have-a-message-from-1600 (in Dutch)
http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2012/05/17/flinders-finds-clues-to-early-dutch-postal-system/

6. Bunbury wrecks remain buried in the sands:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/05/17/3505360.htm

7. Coins key to ship mystery [“Aagtekerke” search continues]:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/13734979/coins-key-to-ship-mystery/

8. Uncovering Queensland’s sunken treasures:
http://www.mysunshinecoast.com.au/articles/article-display/uncovering-queenslands-sunken-treasures,25756
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/05/21/appeal-for-ocean-lovers-to-join-search-for-histori/

9. Sulphur and iron compounds common in old shipwrecks:
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-sulphur-iron-compounds-common-shipwrecks.html

10. The role of warships [feature on Bill Murray]:
http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=4442&z=123

11. 2,000-year-old stone anchor offers clues to Indo-Arab trade [great work by Sila Tripathi]:
http://www.firstpost.com/tech/2000-year-old-stone-anchor-offers-clues-to-indo-arab-trade-317216.html

12. Exhibition reveals maritime cultural heritage [Vietnam]:
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/224890/exhibition-reveals-maritime-cultural-heritage.html

13. Marco Polo did go to China, maybe:
http://news.discovery.com/history/macro-polo-120423.html

14. Historic Russian sailing ship replica prepared for launch:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/historic-prepared-sailing344912.aspx

15. English pirates turning Turk:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9261344/English-pirates-turning-Turk.html

16. Viking ships to stay berthed at Bygdøy:
http://www.newsinenglish.no/2012/05/03/viking-ships-to-stay-berthed-at-bygdoy/

17. Shipwrecks in Rhodes and Zakynthos being protected from natural decay:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/04/19/shipwrecks-in-rhodes-and-zakynthos-being-protected-from-natural-decay/

18. Albert Falco, diver and ship captain for Jacques Cousteau, dies at 84
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/albert-falco-diver-and-ship-captain-for-jacques-cousteau-dies-at-84/2012/04/28/gIQAHYTJoT_story.html

19. Bronze Age Facebook [with boats]:
http://news.discovery.com/history/bronze-age-facebook-120518.html
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Bronze-Age-Facebook-18052012.htm

20. Opgraving van vrachtschip uit de Tachtigjarige Oorlog hervat [in Dutch: Excavation merchant ship from 16th century continues]:
http://historiek.net/nieuws/algemeen/6427-opgraving-vrachtschip-tachtigjarige-oorlog-hervat
http://www.transport-online.nl/site/nieuws-spoorluchtzee/index.php?news=2640

21. The tracing of the shrew: why Celtic DNA leads back to Africa:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2012/0519/1224316320037.html

22. Smuggled cargo found on ancient Roman ship:
http://news.discovery.com/history/roman-shipwreck-smuggling-120425.html

23. French city Nantes confronts its brutal past:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/nantes-opens-memorial-to-slave-trade-a-829447.html

24. Superior navigation secret to humans’ success?:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/05/superior-navigation-secret-to-humans-success/

25. An ancient ship’s SOS [Kyrenia shipwreck]:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/kyrenia/ancient-ship-s-sos/20120506

26. Thames shipwreck moved piece by piece 160 miles… to Leicestershire:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/uk/thames-shipwreck-moved-piece-by-piece-160-miles-to-leicestershire-7777629.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jMZfJ5WHhn8oWAO827r5Pwo7WDPw?docId=N0246751337635243900A
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/offbeat/elizabethan-ship-sunk-for-divers-16162272.html

27. UK team to survey wreck of RFA tanker sunk by WWII German U-boat in St Helena:
http://en.mercopress.com/2012/04/14/uk-team-to-survey-wreck-of-rfa-tanker-sunk-by-wwii-german-u-boat-in-st-helena

28. Remembering the “M2″ submarine disaster 80 years on:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-18025157

29. Archaeologists identify mystery shipwreck[“Flower of Ugie”–1852]:
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/archaeologists-identify-mystery-shipwreck-44506.aspx

30. “Cutty Sark” rises again after £50m restoration:
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/cutty-sark-rises-again-50m-restoration-010311008.html

31. “Cutty Sark”: Review of the restored tea clipper:
http://www.greenwich.co.uk/magazine/08116-cutty-sark-review/

32. Shipwrecks: Merchant and pirate ships provide modern day fairy tales:
http://news.co.cr/shipwrecks-merchant-and-pirate-ships-provide-modern-day-fairy-tales/6991/

33. Cornish Bronze Age boat project:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17775009

34. Maiden voyage of Bronze Age boat founders:
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/2012/may/12/bronze_age_boat_replica_fails.aspx
http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Bronze-Age-boat-nearly-history/story-16118742-detail/story.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9262100/Maiden-voyage-of-Bronze-Age-boat-founders.html

35. Boat builders vow to set sail again in Dover Bronze Age Boat:
http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Boatbuilders-vow-set-sail-Dover-Bronze-Age-Boat/story-16106548-detail/story.html

36. 200-year-old shipwreck found full of bottles, guns and plates [Gulf of Mexico]:
http://news.discovery.com/history/shipwreck-gulf-120517.html
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-05-18/news/31769286_1_noaa-shipwreck-offshore-drilling
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/in-the-gulfs-depths-a-time-capsule/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47461215/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/19th-century-shipwreck-gulf-mexico-200-year-old_n_1525084.html
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20120516_okeanusexplorer.html
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/noaa-boem-historic-19th-century-shipwreck-discovered-in-northern-gulf-of-mexico

37. Pyrates claim state ‘booty':
http://www.srpressgazette.com/news/florida-15768-pyrates-council.html

38. Shipwreck from War of 1812 to be Excavated [SS “Scorpion”]:
http://archaeologydailynews.com/shipwreck-from-war-of-1812-planned-for-dig/
http://www.gazette.net/article/20120426/NEWS/704269763/1029/warship-excavation-planned-near-upper-marlboro&template=gazette
http://uppermarlboro.patch.com/articles/warship-to-be-excavated-near-upper-marlboro

39. NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary shipwreck “Lamartine” listed on National Register of Historic Places:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20120517_lamartine.html

40. Student finds bags of sunken treasure in Oakland’s Lake Merritt during school trash cleanup:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/california-student-treasure-lake-trash-school_n_1392237.html

41. Military films sunken Franklin-era shipwreck:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/04/24/north-military-films-breadalbane-wreck.html

42. Scientists may recreate beer from 1840’s shipwreck:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird/NATL-Scientists-May-Resurrect-Beer-From-an-19th-Century-Shipwreck-151115415.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/10/finland-shipwreck-beer-idUSL5E8GA9OT20120510

43. Remains of the CSS “Georgia” are in the way of waterway deepening:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/05/civil-war-shipwreck-creates-hurdle-for-government-653m-plan/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/civil-war-shipwreck-ga-port-project-16285687

44. Archaeologists accuse MoD of allowing US company to ‘plunder’ shipwreck
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/06/hms-victory-shipwreck-odyssey-excavation?newsfeed=true

45. Treasure hunters have Supreme Court appeal dismissed:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9265774/Treasure-hunters-have-Supreme-Court-appeal-dismissed.html

46. Sea archaeologist critical of Odyssey project:
http://www.chronicle.gi/headlines_details.php?id=24917

47. Chinese archaeologists to begin excavation in Kenya:
http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/05/chinese-archaeologists-to-begin-excavation-in-kenya/

48. Underwater archaeologists searching for lost village:
http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?list=~%5Chome%5Clists%5Csearch&id=755648

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