Monday, October 14, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to  Jonathan Benjamin, Jose Luis Casaban, Susan Langley, Jane Mitchell, Josh Russ, Ulrica Söderlind, Andrew Wilkinson and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1) Deep-water technology: the future of maritime archaeology
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/10/09/deep-water-technology-the-future-of-maritime-archaeology/

2) Significance of the torpedo boat: HMVS Lonsdale.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/09/30/significance-of-the-torpedo-boat-hmvs-lonsdale/

3) Diving into a dream job at sea.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/diving-into-a-dream-job-at-sea-20131008-2v6if.html

4) Northumberland shipwreck search finds forgotten cannon.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24466229

5) Scottish AUV maker acquired by U.S. firm.
http://www.sparpointgroup.com/News/Vol11No42Scottish-AUV-maker-acquired-by-U-S–firm/

6) Mystic seaport to hold mast stepping ceremony for the Charles W. Morgan.
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Mystic-Seaport-To-Hold-Mast-Stepping-Ceremony-For-The-Charles-W-Morgan-2013-10-10/

7) Archaeologists discover Inca gold artifacts at Lake Titicaca.
http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists-discover-inca-gold-artifacts-at-lake-titicaca-101109
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1378-131009-bolivia-lake-titicaca-artifacts

8) ‘Deepest’ Great Lakes shipwreck found near Thunder Bay.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/deepest-great-lakes-shipwreck-found-near-thunder-bay-1.1928781

9) HMS Invincible wreck ‘at risk’ English Heritage site.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-24463265

10) Greeks were seafood lovers since the prehistoric era.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/10/10/greeks-were-seafood-lovers-since-the-prehistoric-era/

11) Archaeology experts solve 200 year old mystery of Roman statue.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131008112432.htm

12) Archaeologists unearth Sweden’s own Pompeii: hundreds died in ‘brutal massacre’ at island fort 1,500 years ago.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2445652/Archaeologists-unearth-Swedish-Pompeii-Hundreds-died-brutal-massacre-island-fort.html#ixzz2hZQeewJV

13) Morgawr.
https://vimeo.com/76346352

14) World’s oldest boatyard where prehistoric man built huge canoes 4,000 years ago discovered under area earmarked for new housing estate.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2441321/Monmouth-Worlds-oldest-boatyard-discovered-area-earmarked-housing-estate.html#ixzz2geQSG2Kg

15) Discover interview: deep underwater, George Bass has seen pieces of the past.
http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jun/07-interview-deep-underwater-george-bass-pieces-past#.UlocolBmim6

16) Fool’s gold: Sixth Circuit wades into shipwreck case.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2931e71b-9fe0-42aa-beed-b1efafde4806

17) Emerging technologies give modern treasure hunters new depths to explore.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/emerging-technologies-give-modern-treasure-hunters-new-depths-to-explore-227419641.html

18) Knoxville man turns shipwrecks into furniture.
http://www.wate.com/story/23669046/knoxville-man-turns-shipwrecks-into-furniture

19) Seafarer receives two-year extension of DEP permit.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seafarer-receives-two-year-extension-of-dep-permit-227216071.html

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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)