Monday, October 21, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Jonathan Benjamin, Alex Berry, Britt Burton, Brad Duncan, Denise Kuijlaars, Celeste Jordan, Susan Langley, Ian Oxley, Shirley Strachan, Peta Straiton, Ulrica Söderlind,  Andrew Wilkinson and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)    Trash to treasure: methods of preserving maritime archaeological artifacts.

2)   Underwater site photography methods.

3)   Australia meets on the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

4)              Antarctic: where ‘zombies’ thrive and shipwrecks are preserved.

5)              Sonar images show HMAS Australia still intact in watery grave.

6)              Mysterious ancient human crossed Wallace’s Line.

7)              Duke amused by ancient ship ritual.

8)              How did Kilwa coins get to Australia?

9)              Human remains discovered at Pilot Bay, New Zealand.

10)           International interest in old anchor.

11)            Diver remembers American dead in war between Britain and the USA 200 years ago.

12)           Marine Industry & Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology: Sharing data, developing understanding and delivering best practice.

13)           Wessex Archaeology (UK) recaps their involvement in SPLASHCOS (2009–2013).

14)           Rogue divers visit shipwreck sites.

15)           Hidden shipwreck discovered at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

16)           Lake Michigan shipwreck now an Indiana nature preserve.

17)           Custom House exhibit chronicles the discovery, ID of shipwreck.

18)           ‘Great Storm of 1913’ 100th anniversary to highlight shipwreck event.

19)           100-year-old shipwrecked booze on block.

20)          Bones of city’s shrimping heritage exposed.

21)           Follow the journey of the Dutch slave trade vessel Eenigheid (1761-1763).

22)          British navy looking to preserve Illustrious legacy.

23)          Wartime Orkney marine wrecks to be surveyed.

24)          Collection of cannon found off the coast of England.

25)          Shifting sands of Ainsdale beach reveal mystery shipwreck.

26)          Depth charge is detonated.

27)           Mystery anchor could become tourist attraction on St Mary’s.

28)          Artifacts recovered from Tel Dor’s two harbors.

29)          An underwater museum planned in Turkey’s southern city.

30)          Shipwreck found by sharp-eyed sailor.

31)           Conor Kennedy dives for Whydah pirate treasure.

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

33)          Violin that played as Titanic sank sells for $1.5 million.

34)          Salvager lied about gold inventory, motion says.


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