Monday, August 5, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to George Bass, Jonathan Benjamin, Jessica Berry, Ashley Hills, Sandra Kay Horne, Denise Kuijlaars, Maddy McAllister, Daniel Petraccaro, Ulrica Söderlind, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.


1)   Early bird registration for the 2013 AIMA Conference “Towards Ratification” extended until 15 August!

2)    The three hour trench [Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia]

3)    Sanyo Maru wreck in Australia’s custody as an enduring reminder of Japan’s presence in our pearl shell industry

4)  Aboriginal rock art may depict first sea arrivals

5)    Murphy Oil wants to drill near Abrolhos

6)  Broome flying boats–March 1942


7)  Artifacts, questions raised from shipwrecks

See also, updates on the Gulf wreck discoveries:

8)    Atlas shipwreck discovered in Lake Ontario

9)  Local teacher exploring shipwreck: Gulf of Mexico is destination for team with submarines,0,1826580.story

10)    Scituate fisherman makes century-old discovery

11)            Researchers identify 17th-century shipwreck off Maryland

12)   Colonial Shipwrecks of Colombia: Exploring sunken history in the Caribbean
13)   Mysterious finding of 1800s shoes, timbers, bottles, teases Assateague: Storm last fall likely dislodged old shipwreck

14)   This ship uses underwater robots to live stream mysteries of the deep to your iPhone

15)   Sunken pirate ship discovery a treasure for Cape Coral

16)   Dugout canoe found in Baja California

17)  Shipwreck discovered on Prince Edward Isle

18)   More sturgeon bones found at Jamestown

19)   Rare boat effigy found on California Island

20)    Navy dolphins discover rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off San Diego coast

21)   Organizing a student run archaeology conference–NASC 2014

22)    It’s time to go back to sea for QAR archaeologists


23)    Scottish Atlantic Maritime Past: Heritage, investigation, research & education [Loch Laxford]:

24)  Mycenaean artifacts found in Bodrum

25)   1st Submarine museum park in Greece

26)    Piri Reis maps draw interest in Croatia

27)    Find helps scientists map waves of migration across the continents

28)    Daily: New shipwreck found near Rauma

29)    Zeeland’s Dekker-Huis and Historical Museum shares a second look at a popular shipwreck exhibit

30)   New clues tell of where timber for Newport’s medieval ship was felled

31)   Archaeologists Explore U-Boats Off English Coast

32)          Gull Rock wreck, Lundy

Commercial Salvage:

33)  Exploration of ill-fated SS Gairsoppa reveals treasure from the deep

34)  Titanic lost violin on view at US Museum

35)     Shipwreck treasure auction to be held by Daniel Sedwick in October

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