Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Special thanks to Ross Anderson, Susan Langley, and Alexandre Monteiro for sending in news items. Best, Wendy

1. The survivor’s guide to practicum: One man’s journey to maritime fieldwork enlightenment [Flinders University student Dennis Wilson]:
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2011/07/19/the-survivors-guide-to-practicum-one-mans-journey-to-maritime-fieldwork-enlightenment/

2. Scheepswrak Flevoland werpt nieuw licht op de 80-jarige oorlog [in Dutch, for those interested...Google translate?]:
http://www.couturekrant.nl/nieuws/8-nieuws-a-tv/607-scheepswrak-flevoland-werpt-nieuw-licht-op-de-80-jarige-oorlog.html
http://ifmaffieldschool.blogspot.com/

3. Ancient, moss-covered canoe found in Alaska forest:
http://af.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idAFTRE76D37F20110714
http://www.alaska-native-news.com/article/Rural_News/Rural_News/Sealaska_Finds_an_Ancient_Canoe_Near_Kasaan/22980

4. Invasion of the Viking women unearthed:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/07/invasion-of-the-viking-women-unearthed/1

5. Uncovering the ‘good ship’ “Warwick”:
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20110716/ISLAND09/707169966

6. ‘World’s oldest’ wreck found in Swedish Baltic [some exaggeration here]:
http://www.thelocal.se/34952/20110715/

7. Erster Unterwasserpark in Schweden: Wrack frei für Taucher:
http://www.spiegel.de/reise/europa/0,1518,774227,00.html

8. ‘Original’ shores of Black Sea found close to the Cape of Emine:
http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-24789.html

9. Bath’s Roman Baths algae could fuel cars (questionable & little off topic):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-14102932
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-roman-algae-fuel-future-video.html

10. Ethiopian lake sediments reveal history of African droughts:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-ethiopian-lake-sediments-reveal-history.html

11. Bringing the U.S. sailors home from Libya:
http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/07/06/bringing-the-u-s-sailors-home-from-libya/

12. A bridge to the past: Site not only location of second Fort Richmond, but possibly the first:
http://www.kjonline.com/news/a-bridge-to-the-past_2011-07-15.html

13. Explorers find well-preserved 1853 schooner sitting upright at the bottom of Lake Ontario:
http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/57270-sunken-1906-shipwreck-found-in-lake-ontario
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/3-masted-canadian-schooner-that-sank-in-1906-is-found-by-shipwreck-explorers-in-lake-ontario/2011/07/15/gIQARXd7FI_story.html
http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2200128.shtml?cat=565
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1025512–shipwreck-hunters-find-150-year-old-schooner-in-lake-ontario?bn=1
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/wreck_of_1853_schooner_discove.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/07/15/us/AP-US-Old-Shipwreck.html
http://www.thestar.com/videozone/1025571–shipwreck-discovered

14. Group funds Lake Ontario shipwreck survey:
http://morningjournal.com/articles/2011/07/16/news/mj4810512.txt

15. High school student calls shipwreck-finding adventure ‘The best experience I’ve had':
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/07/high_school_student_calls_ship.html

16. Major shipwreck survey off coast underway [Maryland]:
http://www.mdcoastdispatch.com/articles/2011/07/15/Top-Stories/Major-Shipwreck-Survey-Off-Coast-Underway

17. Long-lost shipwrecks discovered in Lake Huron:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43760175/ns/technology_and_science-science/

18. Search for the “Scorpion”: A documentary update:
http://mptscorpion.blogspot.com/
http://scorpionarchaeology.blogspot.com/2011/07/already-on-wreck.html

19. Oldest US ferry to be closed in Connecticut budget cuts:
http://www.courant.com/community/rocky-hill/hc-ap-ct-ferryclosingjul15,0,43014.story
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/middlesex_cty/grassroots-effort-to-keep-connecticut-ferries-afloat

20. Diving into history [not commercial, but navy salvage]:
http://www.lookoutnewspaper.com/top-stories.php?id=503

21. Website Archeologia subacquea:
http://www.archaeogate.org/subacquea/

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