Monday, October 21, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Jonathan Benjamin, Alex Berry, Britt Burton, Brad Duncan, Denise Kuijlaars, Celeste Jordan, Susan Langley, Ian Oxley, Shirley Strachan, Peta Straiton, Ulrica Söderlind,  Andrew Wilkinson and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)    Trash to treasure: methods of preserving maritime archaeological artifacts.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/10/14/trash-to-treasure-methods-of-preserving-maritime-archaeological-artefacts/

2)   Underwater site photography methods.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/10/18/underwater-site-photography-methods/

3)   Australia meets on the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/dynamic-content-single-view/news/australia_meets_on_the_2001_convention_on_the_protection_of_the_underwater_cultural_heritage/#.UmNGyflmim4

4)              Antarctic: where ‘zombies’ thrive and shipwrecks are preserved.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23682521

5)              Sonar images show HMAS Australia still intact in watery grave.
http://www.smh.com.au/national/sonar-images-show-hmas-australia-still-intact-in-watery-grave-20131011-2vdkc.html#ixzz2iE8rt25P

6)              Mysterious ancient human crossed Wallace’s Line.
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/10/mysterious-ancient-human-crossed-wallaces-line/99233

7)              Duke amused by ancient ship ritual.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/19459237/duke-amused-by-ancient-ship-ritual/

8)              How did Kilwa coins get to Australia?
http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=27313

9)              Human remains discovered at Pilot Bay, New Zealand.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1431-131017-new-zealand-pilot-bay-bones

10)           International interest in old anchor.
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/277624/international-interest-old-anchor

11)            Diver remembers American dead in war between Britain and the USA 200 years ago.
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2013/October/15/131015-Diver-remembers

12)           Marine Industry & Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology: Sharing data, developing understanding and delivering best practice.
http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/system/files/SPLASHCO-MarineIndustryGuide.pdf

13)           Wessex Archaeology (UK) recaps their involvement in SPLASHCOS (2009–2013).
http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/news/2013/10/11/splashcos-ends2013

14)           Rogue divers visit shipwreck sites.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4163462-rogue-divers-visit-shipwreck-sites/#.UmEVRn67Tls.facebook

15)           Hidden shipwreck discovered at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/332364/483/Hidden-shipwreck-discovered-at-Ponte-Vedra-Beach
http://news.wjct.org/post/researchers-discover-century-old-shipwreck-ponte-vedra-beach
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=2753495100001&odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cfeatured

16)           Lake Michigan shipwreck now an Indiana nature preserve.
http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/shore/environment/lake-michigan-shipwreck-now-an-indiana-nature-preserve/article_d2126eb3-b441-554f-a5b4-9bea03a7dddc.html

17)           Custom House exhibit chronicles the discovery, ID of shipwreck.
http://www.theday.com/article/20131015/NWS01/310159941/1019&town=

18)           ‘Great Storm of 1913′ 100th anniversary to highlight shipwreck event.
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/muskegon/index.ssf/2013/10/annual_shipwrecks_and_technolo.html

19)           100-year-old shipwrecked booze on block.
http://www.windsorstar.com/year+shipwrecked+booze+block/9056006/story.html

20)          Bones of city’s shrimping heritage exposed.
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2013-10-19/bones-our-shrimping-heritage-exposed#.UmNPLPlmim4

21)           Follow the journey of the Dutch slave trade vessel Eenigheid (1761-1763).
http://eenigheid.slavenhandelmcc.nl/?lang=en

22)          British navy looking to preserve Illustrious legacy.
http://www.marinelink.com/news/illustrious-preserve359836.aspx

23)          Wartime Orkney marine wrecks to be surveyed.
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/wartime-orkney-marine-wrecks-to-be-surveyed-1-3148556

24)          Collection of cannon found off the coast of England.
http://archaeology.org/news/1419-131015-england-underwater-cannon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24466229

25)          Shifting sands of Ainsdale beach reveal mystery shipwreck.
http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-news/southport-southport-news/2013/10/15/shifting-sands-of-ainsdale-beach-reveal-mystery-shipwreck-101022-33946467/
http://www.champnews.com/newsstory.aspx?story=3044122

26)          Depth charge is detonated.
http://www.thisisguernsey.com/news/2013/10/18/depth-charge-is-detonated/

27)           Mystery anchor could become tourist attraction on St Mary’s.
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Mystery-anchor-tourist-attraction-St-Mary-s/story-19947808-detail/story.html#ixzz2iEM8DOH6

28)          Artifacts recovered from Tel Dor’s two harbors.
http://archaeology.org/news/1418-131015-israel-tel-dor-underwater
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.552167

29)          An underwater museum planned in Turkey’s southern city.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/an-underwater-museum-planned-in-turkeys-southern-city-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=56326&NewsCatID=375

30)          Shipwreck found by sharp-eyed sailor.
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10736486.Shipwreck_found_by_sharp_eyed_sailor/

31)           Conor Kennedy dives for Whydah pirate treasure.
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131018/LIFE/310180303

32)          The silver shipwreck: $38 million on the ocean floor.
http://www.kgw.com/marketplace/GoldCoins/The-Silver-Shipwreck-38-Million-on-the-Ocean-Floor-227702141.html

33)          Violin that played as Titanic sank sells for $1.5 million.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/19468959/violin-that-played-as-titanic-sank-sells-for-1-5-million/
http://kdvr.com/2013/10/19/violin-played-as-titanic-sank-sells-for-1-7-million/

34)          Salvager lied about gold inventory, motion says.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/10/17/gold-ship-motion.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)
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University