Monday, September 2, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Britt Burton, Celeste Jordan, Susan Langley, Jane Mitchell, Ole Varmer, Andrew Wilkinson, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)               Australia meeting on the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

2)              Who gets a tan in Alaska?

3)              Getting ship shape: Assessing shipwreck significance.

4)              Shipwrecks offer glimpse of Australia’s past.

5)              CT scan on possible shipwreck artifact inconclusive.

6)              Second call for sessions/papers: 2014 Hawaii Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference

7)              NOAA confirms wreck is lost 19th century U.S. Coast Survey steamer.

8)              Researchers retrieve shipwreck’s treasures.

9)              ONLY ON 3: Fishing trip may have turned into shipwreck discovery.

10)           18th century British shipwreck protected by National Park Service At Biscayne National Park.

11)            Researchers track down ship that fired old torpedo made in Providence.

12)           Bolivia’s shell middens are 10,000 years old.

13)           Is this La Salle’s ship, Le Griffon?

14)           Cultural exchange at major Canadian site.

15)           Pre-contact village yields Yup’ik treasures.

16)           Stone tools unearthed in Quebec.

17)           Work completed on historic sunken Yenikapı ships in Istanbul.

18)           Oracle center in Aegean province of Izmir to receive its delayed cargo.

19)           Mystery of 17th century Donegal shipwreck.

20)          Robot assists with deep-sea archaeology.

21)           Shipwreck relics on display in Beijing.

22)          Sunken ships in Google Earth.


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