Monday, October 10, 2011

Two weeks worth of nautical news. Special thanks to Mark Dixon, Maddy Fowler, Susan Langley, Mark Polzer, Jason Raupp, and Adam Wolfe, for sending in news items.

1. Australia to host the international congress on underwater archaeology (IKUWA 6) in 2016:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ikuwa-6Perth-2016/120970778007811

2. Aboriginal Stonehenge: Stargazing in ancient Australia [radio]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00kdr09/Discovery_Aboriginal_Astronomy/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15098959

3. Aboriginal Australians were the first explorers: Genome study rewrites the history books:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110930190112174
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-aboriginal-australians-explorers.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110922141858.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/science/23aborigines.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15020799
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112388020/ancient-humans-settled-east-asia-in-two-waves-not-one/index.html
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/09/23/studies_suggest_2_waves_of_ancient_asia_settlement
http://www.3news.co.nz/Studies-suggest-two-waves-of-ancient-Asia-settlement/tabid/417/articleID/227031/Default.aspx
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/m-mrl092611.php

4. UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage [On the Australian “Take the Plunge” initiative, radio interview in Dutch]:
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/dutch/highlight/page/id/185589/t/UNESCO-Convention-on-the-Protection-of-Underwater-Cultural-Heritage

cf: https://www.facebook.com/#!/TakethePlungeProtectAustraliasHeritage

5. “Batavia” shipwreck exhibition in the Netherlands [in Dutch]:
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/dutch/highlight/page/id/188077/t/Batavia-exhibition
http://www.bataviawerf.nl/tentoonstelling-schipbreuk-vanaf-8-oktober.html

6. Decline and recovery of coral reefs linked to 700 years of human and environmental activity:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-decline-recovery-coral-reefs-linked.html

7. BlueView to develop the first full ocean depth multibeam imaging sonar:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/multibeam-blueview340679.aspx

8. Finding clues as to how early man adapted to marine environments:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110923095014.htm

9. Sunken ship yields silver booty, but should we let sleeping wrecks lie [by Mark Staniforth]:
http://theconversation.edu.au/sunken-ship-yields-silver-booty-but-should-we-let-sleeping-wrecks-lie-3575

10. Zadar hosts world congress on underwater archaeology [IKUWA 4]:

http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2011-09-30/22226/Zadar_hosts_world_congress_on_underwater_archaeology

http://www.laopiniondemurcia.es/cartagena/2011/10/05/arqua-sera-sede-quinto-congreso-mundial-arqueologia-subacuatica/354934.html

11. Premodern China and the Maritime World: Current Development in Underwater Archaeology of China:
http://china.usc.edu/(A(3pi0QpmrzAEkAAAAMTc2NTk0OWItMmE2YS00MGU4LWJmZDAtZjAyZjUwYjEwOTYxaSxOlmpvN9XKGhGPriVlyuOqEcU1)S(hnksmt555qb5d3noea4t0nz3))/ShowEvent.aspx?EventID=2764

12. International Scientific Colloquium on the factors impacting underwater cultural heritage in Brussels [13-14 December 2011]:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/dynamic-content-single-view/news/international_scientific_colloquium_on_the_factors_impacting_underwater_cultural_heritage_at_the_royal_library_of_belgium

13. How psychology solved a WWII shipwreck mystery:
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/27/140816037/how-psychology-solved-a-wwii-shipwreck-mystery

14. Roman shipyard found by British archaeologists [Portus]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-15016053
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-hampshire-15021956(photos)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44652693/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/09/22/Ancient-Roman-shipyard-believed-found/UPI-91371316725963/
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/brit-team-discovers-vast-roman-shipyard-234808672.html
http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16074558
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/24/huge-ancient-roman-shipyard-unearthed-in-italy/
http://www.history.com/news/2011/09/22/evidence-of-major-ancient-roman-shipyard-found/(photos)
http://www.livescience.com/16201-rome-ancient-shipyard.html
http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-73220.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040402/Ancient-Roman-shipyard-discovered-Portus.html
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/201131.html
http://www.wessexscene.co.uk/news/2011/09/29/university-of-southampton-archaeologists-discover-ancient-shipyard/
http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/219402/20110925/roman-portus-shipyard-italy-ancient.htm

15. Zea Harbour Project [website update]:
http://www.zeaharbourproject.dk/

16. Arqueologia subaquática de regresso a São Julião da Barra:
http://m.tsf.pt/m/newsArticle?contentId=2047399&page=1
http://hardmusica.pt/noticia_detalhe.php?cd_noticia=10106
http://cham.fcsh.unl.pt/files/clipping/noticia_sjuliao_21092011.pdf
http://www.cm-cascais.pt/Cascais/Noticias/camara_+avanca_carta_suaquatica.htm
http://www.revistademarinha.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2108:s-juliao-da-barra-nova-campanha-subaquatica&catid=101:actualidade-nacional&Itemid=290

17. Keys-based nonprofit seeks out ancient Mediterranean shipwrecks:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/08/2442369/keys-based-nonprofit-seeks-out.html

18. Egypt’s ancient fleet: Lost for thousands of years, discovered in a desolate cave [old news?]:
http://discovermagazine.com/2011/jun/02-egypts-lost-fleet-its-been-found

19. Pavlopetri: A window on to Bronze Age suburban life [port city]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15191614
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111008130348.htm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/ancient-greek-city-digitally-recreated-2367183.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/10/10/Underwater-Greek-city-brought-to-life/UPI-92701318291412/?spt=hs&or=sn

20. Intact 5th century merchant ship found in Istanbul:
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2011/intact-5th-century-merchant-ship-found-in-istanbul

21. Russia offers Azerbaijan to jointly conduct underwater archaeological work in Caspian Sea:
http://en.trend.az/news/society/1941959.html

22. Canadian archaeologists dig up 400-year-old Basque bones:
http://www.eitb.com/en/news/life/detail/739465/canadian-archaeologists-dig-400yearold-basque-bones/

23. Ancient Swedish fishers put human heads on stakes [for ‘display’ purposes]:
http://www.thelocal.se/36226/20110919/
http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2011/09/ancient_swedish_fishers_put_hu.php

24. The Vale of York Viking hoard has returned to the area it was found:
http://www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/ripon/viking_hoard_returns_to_harrogate_1_3783090

25. Sagas of Icelanders: one of the great riddles of literary history:
http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2011/09/sagas-icelanders-one-great-riddles-literary-history

26. Steamboat conference to dock at Louisville’s Filson Club:
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20111003/NEWS01/310030077/Steamboat-conference-dock-Louisville-s-Filson-Club?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News

27. Expedition starts at NC site of Blackbeard’s ship [“Queen Anne’s Revenge” again]:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/expedition-starts-nc-site-blackbeards-ship-14668619
http://www.jdnews.com/articles/carteret-95774-county-expedition.html

28. Underwater footage of 1859 Royal Charter shipwreck:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-14866235

29. The tale of the Jefferson Davis, sunk off St. Augustine:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2011-10-09/tale-jefferson-davis-sunk-st-augustine

30. Assistant classiscal archaeology professor Dan Davis to teach new J-term class:
http://www.luther.edu/headlines/?story_id=355185

31. Wreck bearing silver found off coast [commercial salvage: Odyssey Marine]:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1011/1224305578805.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15061868

32. Deep sea treasure hunters have found the SS “Gairsoppa”, torpedoed by a German U-boat 70 years ago [commercial salvage: Odyssey Marine]:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/deep-sea-treasure-hunters-have-found-the-ss-gairsoppa-torpedoed-by-a-german-u-boat-70-years-ago/story-e6frg6so-1226147474151

33. Discovery of English shipwreck at the mouth of the Thames [commercial salvage: Odyssey Marine]:
http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Discovery-of-English-shipwreck-at-the-mouth-of-the-Thames/88646

34. Odyssey case: American court confirms underwater treasure belongs to Spain [commercial salvage: Odyssey Marine]:
http://www.artmediaagency.com/en/28577/odyssey-case-american-court-confirms-underwater-treasure-belongs-to-spain/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-21/odyssey-marine-drops-38-percent-as-court-upholds-black-swan-ship-ruling.html
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Odyssey-Request-En-Banc-pz-988226062.html?x=0&.v=1
http://www2.tbo.com/news/business/2011/sep/21/treasure-hunting-odyssey-defeated-again-in-court-ar-259473/
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/tribunal/EE/UU/ratifica/Odyssey/devuelva/Espana/tesoro/Mercedes/elpepucul/20110921elpepucul_15/Tes

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9PTIS1O1.htm

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University
GPO Box 2100 | Adelaide, SA 5001 | AUSTRALIA