Monday, November 11, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news Kurt Bennett, Nicolas Bigourdan, Jose Luis Casaban, Kim Faulk, Paul Johnston, Victor Mastone, Anya Murphy, Ania Legrá, Richard Pauley, Ulrica Söderlind, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)  AIMA scholarship 2013 winners!
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/aima-scholarship/

2)    Maritime archaeologist, you say? You just strap on a tank and mask don’t you?
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/11/06/maritime-archaeologist-you-say-you-just-strap-on-a-tank-and-mask-dont-you/

3)  Shipwreck recovery will be part of Fox River dredging operation.
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20131109/GPG0101/311090289/Shipwreck-recovery-will-part-Fox-River-dredging-operation?nclick_check=1

4) Shipwreck in river was used as a dock [Fayetteville]
http://fayobserver.com/articles/2013/11/07/1294481

5)  100 years ago, deadliest Great Lakes storm was at its peak.
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/283039/

6)  After 100 years, search goes on for 2 sunken ships [Great Lakes]:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=243650293&m=243650282

7) Great Lakes Aquarium breaks ground on a new exhibit.
http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Great-Lakes-Aquarium-breaks-ground-on-a-new-exhibit–231063771.html

8)  New dates for Alaska’s fluted spear points raise questions.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1498-131107-alaska-points-clovis

9) Ancient naval battle site ‘rammed’ with relics of war.
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2013/november/ancient-naval-battle-site-relics-of-war.aspx

10) University expert dives deep in quest for relics of ancient battle.
http://www.nottinghampost.com/University-expert-dives-deep-quest-relics-ancient/story-20056656-detail/story.html

11)  La France est-elle au fond de la rade?
http://www.guadeloupe.franceantilles.fr/actualite/culture/la-france-est-elle-au-fond-de-la-rade-241046.php

12) Viking graves yield grisly find: sacrificed slaves.
http://www.livescience.com/40792-viking-slaves-sacrified-burial.html

13) Shipwrecks off the coast of Ireland.
http://www.rte.ie/news/special-reports/2012/1115/345783-shipwrecks-off-coast-of-ireland/

14)  Did Bamburgh shipwreck inspire first coastguards?
http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/local/all-news/did-bamburgh-shipwreck-inspire-first-coastguards-1-3176683

15) Community worried about intervention in Convoys Wharf [London] development.
http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2013/11/community-groups-worried-about-boris-johnsons-intervention-in-planning-application-for-1-9m-redevelopment-of-deptfords-convoys-wharf/

16)  Got silk? Vikings’ refined tastes show vast reach of ancient trade routes.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/06/persian-silk-viking-burial-silk-road_n_4221037.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1484-131104-norway-viking-silk-trade

17) U-Boat wreck off Rhode Island coast a dark reminder of WWII.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/11/03/boat-wreck-off-coast-dark-reminder-wwii/qVu3voONOCOiWg15CSGYqK/story.html

18) High Court judge ruling on contentious Longboat Café scheme due next week [UK].
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/High-Court-judge-ruling-contentious-Longboat-Caf/story-20053731-detail/story.html

19) Unravelling the social hierarchy within Viking society.
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2013/unravelling-the-social-hierarchy-within-viking-society

20) Surveying the Roman port network.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1490-131105-surveying-rome-mediterranean-ports

21)  5 Maritime disasters you might not know about.
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/5-maritime-disasters-you-might-not-know-about

22)   The men who chased shipwrecks.
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/the-men-who-chased-shipwrecks/281251/

23) Beijing’s ‘Forbidden City’ built using ice roads, ancient documents reveal.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/forbidden-city-ice-roads_n_4218310.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=World
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1488-131105-beijing-forbidden-city-ice-roads

24) The Latin American and Caribbean Region seeks to protect its underwater cultural heritage in Lima (Peru).
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/dynamic-content-single-view/news/the_latin_american_and_caribean_region_seeks_to_protect_its_underwater_cutlrual_heritage_in_lima_peru/

25)  Odyssey Marine Exploration may be in trouble.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-04/short-seller-calls-treasure-hunter-odyssey-marines-stock-worth-zero
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omextruth/omexreport.pdf

26)  Griffin exploration findings to be revealed.
http://www.petoskeynews.com/charlevoix/featured-cvx/griffin-exploration-findings-to-be-revealed/article_d403f97e-4896-11e3-bc43-0019bb30f31a.html

27)  Treasure hunters, GME, seek funds for deepwater salvage.
http://seadiscovery.com/mtStories.aspx?ShowStory=110347

28) Proposal to salvage cannons from sea at Cabo de Rama Fort.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-11-09/goa/43853928_1_cannons-reis-magos-fort-artillery

29) Frozen in time: divers recover stunning collection of British treasure from the wreck of a 500-year-old galleon sunk in Caribbean.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487043/Treasure-recovered-Caribbean-wreck-historical-value-bounty-Mary-Rose.html#ixzz2kEJQHZN5
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/519437/20131104/punta-cana-pewter-wreck-dominican-republic-shipwreck.htm

30) A short seller calls for-profit treasure hunter a sinking ship.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-04/short-seller-calls-treasure-hunter-odyssey-marines-stock-worth-zero

31) Odyssey Marine Exploration sees strong financial finish for 2013.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/odyssey-marine-exploration-sees-strong-financial-finish-for-2013-2013-11-07?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)
President Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA)
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University