Monday, August 12, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Kurt Bennett, José Luis Casaban, George Fisher, Celeste Jordan, Susan Langley, Maddy McAllister, Ralph K. Pederson, Ulrica Söderlind, David Steinberg, Andrew Wilkinson, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)               The latest issue of the AIMA Newsletter (Vol. 32, No. 1) is available for download from the AIMA website

2)              The cultural maritime landscape of Ramsey Bay, Hinchinbrook Island

3)              Preliminary timeline programme for the AIMA 2013 conference

4)              Searching for ship shapes

5)              Port Adelaide-Enfield Mayor Gary Johanson makes headlines in Scottish Sunday Express over City of Adelaide clipper ship

6)              Historic shipwreck off SA being damaged

7)              Channel 10s multi-million dollar miniseries Batavia yet to start production despite being due out this year

8)              Sanyo Maru shipwreck in the Northern Territory updated into the Australia National Shipwreck Database

9)              A savage history of whaling

10)           Vizhinjam: once a port, always a port

11)            Make or break for ancient wreck

12)           The worst shark attack in history – USS Indianapolis (in honour of Shark Week)

13)           Franklin expedition shipwreck hunter – Parks Canada—parks-canada-continues-search-for-lost-franklin-ships-219024501.html

14)           Tropis Conference Proceedings

15)           Stunning shipwrecks from War of 1812 invaded by mussels

16)           U.S. Federal designation could spur economic, educational opportunities in the Lakeshore area

17)           Researchers find [hurricane] Sandy damaged shipwrecks far beneath waves

18)           Exploring the shipwrecks of Charlevoix’s Oyster Bay

19)           Titanic artifact found in Naples, FL scrapyard

20)          Nearly 100-year-old message in a bottle found by diver in St. Clair River

21)           Navy archeologists find rare artifact on San Clemente Island

22)          Belgium ratifies the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

23)          Rare medieval boat hailed as ‘significant’ find by archaeologists digging up Norfolk marshland

24)          UNESCO prepares for the Centenary of World War I and calls special attention to its underwater cultural heritage

25)          Laois ‘bog body’ said to be world’s oldest

26)          What do the layers in the main harbour of Birka tell us?

27)           Intact Roman ship, complete with cargo, found off coast of Italy

28)          Aim to identify new shipwrecks

29)          Rubber products washing ashore in Europe have Akron link

30)          Subway excavation continues in London

31)           Flood-Defense Project uncovers medieval vessel

Middle East:
32)          Beirut and an ancient shipwreck

33)          Turkish town has hosted 12,000 years of human history & stunning biodiversity

34)          Antalya to have one more open air museum

Commercial Salvage:

35)          The silver shipwreck: $38 million on the ocean floor

36)          Odyssey Marine Exploration reports second quarter 2013 results


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