Monday, September 30, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Jamie Davies, Susan Langley, Sunny Ngirmang, Ulrica Söderlind, Andrew Wilkinson and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)     AIMA Conference: Towards ratification – Australia’s underwater cultural heritage.
http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/conference-2013/

2)    Marine archaeologists visit Gladstone to help protect wreck.
http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/historic-ship-lives-on-as-breakwater/2032739/

3)    Shipwreck significance: past, present and future.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/09/24/shipwreck-significance-past-present-and-future/

4)    Dugout canoe discovered in Florida.
http://archaeology.org/news/1316-130920-florida-ocala-dugout-canoe
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/21/florida-boy-7-finds-ancient-canoe-while-scuba-diving/
http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013130929966
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/9/20/boy_finds_native_ame/?cid=rss
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/state-news-briefs-boy-finds-ancient-canoe-while-sc/nZ3hy/

5)    Beachcomber finds oldest message in a bottle … but won’t open it?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/oldest-message-in-a-bottle-steve-thurber_n_3977197.html?utm_hp_ref=world

6)    South end shipwrecks.
http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/article.asp?aid=959&iid=120&sud=27

7)    Archaeological mystery on the shore of James Bay.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/08/26/archeological_mystery_on_the_shore_of_james_bay.html

8)    Largest historical D-Day mapping expedition completed.
http://www.marinelink.com/news/historical-expedition359199.aspx

9)    Maritime history: Red Star Line steamers take huddled masses to America.
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Maritime-History-Red-Star-Line-Steamers-Take-Huddled-Masses-to-America-2013-09-26/

10) NAS conference.
http://www.divernet.com/home_diving_news/2093905/nas_conference.html

11)  Monmouth’s Bronze Age boat builders.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1335-130927-wales-monmouth-bronze-age-boats
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24271564

12) Crete’s Long-Lived City of Eleutherna.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1327-130925-crete-eleutherna-excavation

13) Flag Fen Bronze Age boats older than was first thought.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-23974518

14) Easter Island diet consisted of rats but not seafood, new study shows.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/easter-island-diet-rats-seafood_n_3997363.html?ir=Science
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1329-130926-easter-island-diet-rats

15) Palau underwater archaeology training.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/culture-events/?tx_browser_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=26835&cHash=a075b9a833

16) Yellow brick road to lead divers to shipwrecked pirate treasure.
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Yellow-Brick-Road-to-Lead-Divers-to-Pirate-Shipwrecked-
Treasure-2013-09-25/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2432319/Whydah-Gally-Is-pirate-treasure-lost-300-years-ago-shipwreck-the-sea.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-shipwreck-treasures-20130925,0,1427022.photogallery
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2013/09/25/pirate-treasure-found-from-1717-shipwreck.html

17) Odyssey Marine Exploration receives court issued order on Black Swan legal fees.
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/09/26/576264/10050200/en/Odyssey-Marine-Exploration-Receives-Court-Issued-Order-on-Black-Swan-Legal-Fees.html

18) Sunken treasure potentially worth billions now within grasp of tech-savvy undersea explorers.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sunken-treasure-potentially-worth-billions-now-within-grasp-of-tech-savvy-undersea-explorers-225328171.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