Monday, September 26, 2011

Two weeks worth of nautical news. Special thanks to Denise Kuijlaars, Susan Langley, Alexandre Monteiro, Mark Staniforth, Hanna Steyne, and Adam Wolfe for sending in news items.

1. Podcasts on maritime archaeology at LaTrobe University website:
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/podcasts

2. ‘Missing’ D-Day shipwreck LCT 427 found in Solent:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-14933341
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/divers_discover_d_day_shipwreck_off_portsmouth_1_3068616

3. BOATLIFT, An untold tale of 9/11 resilience:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg

4. “Titanic” necklace stolen from Denmark exhibition:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14979008

5. Interesting Dutch initiative in magazine “Duiken”: Stop de Sloop! [Diving: Stop the Demolition…against copper thieves breaking up shipwrecks]:
http://duiken.nl/index.php?pageid=18&newsitem=5

6. Dig reveals human skulls mounted on stakes:
http://www.thelocal.se/36226/20110919/
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/09/19/Stone-Age-skulls-on-stakes-found-in-Sweden/UPI-26891316448909/?spt=hs&or=sn

7. A major surveying project for Ostia:
http://www.surveyequipment.com/news/article/roman-port-to-undergo-complete-gnss-surveying-177727.html

8. New discoveries about the WTC shipwreck:
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/12768#comments
http://news.discovery.com/earth/secrets-of-wtc-ship-revealed-110907.html

9. Tree rings reveal history of forest fires:
http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2011/09/07/tree-rings-reveal-forest-fires-from-hundreds-of-years-ago/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=rings-worms-tale-ground-zero-shipwreck

10. Stanford researcher turns to Roman art for marine conservation:
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/september/grouper-art-research-090211.html

11. Franklin expedition: Will we ever know what happened?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14847091
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/canada/franklins-lost-expedition-remains-a-mystery-61321.html

12. St. John’s researchers studying Basque bones:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/09/15/nl-basque-bones-915.html

13. Neanderthal man lived on seafood far earlier than previously thought:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/8765346/Neanderthal-man-lived-on-seafood-far-earlier-than-previously-thought.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-neanderthals-ate-shellfish-years.html
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/neanderthals-ate-shellfish-150000-years-ago
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5itQhYDsaeUUcWemP30dAJN3yxuJw?docId=CNG.845572e84348f2e5c01e7818573012ea.91
http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2011/09/15/neanderthals-at-shellfish
http://www.folha.uol.com.br/ciencia/975832-homem-de-neandertal-comia-mariscos-ha-150-mil-anos-diz-estudo.html

14. 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&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

15. Underwater training facility for Chanthaburi:
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/Underwater-training-facility-for-Chanthaburi–30165279.html

16. “Underwater Archaeology”:
http://www.times-standard.com/lifestyle/ci_18859121

17. Free entry for all at Iziko on Heritage Day [South Africa]:
http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=28157

18. London Gateway deep water dredging to uncover secrets of River Thames:
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/874947-london-gateway-deep-water-dredging-to-uncover-secrets-of-river-thames

19. Discovery of English shipwreck at the mouth of the Thames:
http://www.sail-world.com/Europe/Discovery-of-English-shipwreck-at-the-mouth-of-the-Thames/88646

20. New survey reveals WWI sub’ wrecks:
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/dunfermline-and-west-fife/new_survey_reveals_wwi_sub_wrecks_1_1845542

21. Operation Gooseberry surveyed and mapped:
http://www.hydro-international.com/news/id5060-Operation_Gooseberry_Surveyed_and_Mapped.html

22. Up to $20,000 in scholarships and grants offered by Women Divers Hall of Fame
http://www.examiner.com/scuba-diving-in-national/up-to-20-000-scholarships-and-grants-offered-by-women-divers-hall-of-fame

23. Intro to LiDAR for Hydrological Studies:
http://blog.lidarnews.com/intro-to-lidar-for-hydrological-studies?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InTheScan+%28LiDAR+News%29

24. Michael Brennan: ‘The Promise of Discovery’ at sea on the “Nautilus”:
http://avon.patch.com/articles/michael-brennan-the-promise-of-discovery-at-sea-on-the-nautilus

25. Mystery boat discovered in Lake Monroe:
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2011/09/14/mystery-boat-discovered-in-lake-monroe.html

26. Israeli lifeguard rescues sunken treasure:
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1707933
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g5CFogjQw_3cikoVJcy0NEinnTCQ?docId=0ded966376964830a822c9e296d72a45

27. Uncovering shipwrecks: Students help discover 16th-century warship:
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1763650.html

28. Excavation of islands around Britain to establish origins of neolithic period:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/uol-eoi092011.php

29. Uncovering shipwrecks: Students help discover 16th-century warship:
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1763650.html

30. Emperor’s new home [Mensun Bound]:
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/9238367.Emperor_s_new_home/

31. Appeals Court rules for Spain in shipwreck case:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/appeals-court-rules-spain-shipwreck-case-14575949
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/21/2418392/court-fla-salvagers-must-return.html
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Odyssey-Request-En-Banc-pz-988226062.html?x=0&.v=1
http://www.xray-mag.com/content/titanic-artifacts-not-sale

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University