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.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/australia_meeting_on_the_unesco_convention_on_the_protection_of_the_underwater_cultural_heritage/back/9597/#.UiLmkxtmim5

2)              Who gets a tan in Alaska?
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/08/19/who-gets-a-tan-in-alaska/

3)              Getting ship shape: Assessing shipwreck significance.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/08/23/getting-shipshape-assessing-shipwreck-significance/

4)              Shipwrecks offer glimpse of Australia’s past.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/shipwrecks-offer-glimpse-of-australias-past-20130829-2stgz.html

5)              CT scan on possible shipwreck artifact inconclusive.
http://ipr.interlochen.org/ipr-news-features/episode/cat-scan-possible-shipwreck-artifact-inconclusive/2013-08-30

6)              Second call for sessions/papers: 2014 Hawaii Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/apia/about-this-office/single-view/news/second_call_for_sessionspapers_2014_underwater_cultural_heritage_conference-2/#.Uh3s2htmim4

7)              NOAA confirms wreck is lost 19th century U.S. Coast Survey steamer.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130827_robertwalker.html

http://www.archaeology.org/news/1252-130828-new-jersey-robert-j-walker-shipwreck

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Wreck-of-PreCivil-War-Steamship-Identified-Off-New-Jersey-Coast-2013-08-27/

http://www.marinelink.com/news/identifed-subsea-wreck358067.aspx

8)              Researchers retrieve shipwreck’s treasures.
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_4d8cded4-0ff6-11e3-a9bf-0019bb2963f4.html

http://beachcarolina.com/2013/08/28/treasures-from-blackbeards-queen-annes-revenge-to-visit-historic-edenton-sept-6-to-oct-19/

9)              ONLY ON 3: Fishing trip may have turned into shipwreck discovery.
http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/08/29/only-3-fishing-trip-may-have-turned-into-shipwreck-discovery

10)           18th century British shipwreck protected by National Park Service At Biscayne National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2013/08/18th-century-british-shipwreck-protected-national-park-service-biscayne-national-park23826

11)            Researchers track down ship that fired old torpedo made in Providence.
http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130828-researchers-track-down-ship-that-fired-old-torpedo-made-in-providence.ece

12)           Bolivia’s shell middens are 10,000 years old.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1257-130829-bolivia-amazon-forest-islands-shell-middens

13)           Is this La Salle’s ship, Le Griffon?
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1253-130828-lake-michigan-la-salle-le-griffon

14)           Cultural exchange at major Canadian site.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1250-130828-canada-first-nations-the-florks

15)           Pre-contact village yields Yup’ik treasures.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1245-130826-alaska-village-yup-ik-precontact

16)           Stone tools unearthed in Quebec.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1243-130826-canada-quebec-stone-tools

17)           Work completed on historic sunken Yenikapı ships in Istanbul.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/work-completed-on-historic-sunken-yenikapi-ships-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=53181&NewsCatID=375

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2013/08/26/Archaeology-ancient-shipwrecks-found-off-Turkish-coast_9200476.html

18)           Oracle center in Aegean province of Izmir to receive its delayed cargo.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=53319

19)           Mystery of 17th century Donegal shipwreck.
http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/donegal-news/mystery-of-17th-century-donegal-shipwreck-1-5436483

http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/donegal-news/archeologists-still-seek-answers-1-5425727

20)          Robot assists with deep-sea archaeology.
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/59266/Robot-assists-with-deep-sea-archaeology.html

21)           Shipwreck relics on display in Beijing.
http://english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20130827/101995.shtml

22)          Sunken ships in Google Earth.
http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2013/08/sunken-ships-google-earth.html

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