Monday, October 7, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Britt Burton, Jose Luis Casaban, David Cowan, Susan Langley, Rachel Quick, Ulrica Söderlind, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)  Protector update

2)   102-year-old ship became a floating forest

3)  Archaeologists find signs of war of 1812 shipwreck

4)   Fort’s timbers brought back to NY for display

5)  Cave divers attempt to explore dangerous blue hole

6)   Dig that radio

7)   Lake Superior shipwreck find Scotiadoc is Great Lakes’ deepest

8)   Feds’ proposal for Great Lakes shipwreck sanctuary could inadvertently block commercial shipping

9)  Shipwreck site dedicated as state’s first underwater preserve

10)  Dunes shipwreck named nature preserve

11)   Erosion threatens Canada’s coastal sites

12)    Iñupiat sod house excavated in Alaska

13)     Historic tugboat sinks, spills fuel

14)   Shipwreck offers unique opportunity for study

15)  The last flying pencil

16)  How to conserve three 16th century bronze breech blocks in plain English!

17)  NAS 2013 Annual Conference – 2nd November 2013

18)  World’s oldest boatyard where prehistoric man built huge canoes 4,000 years ago discovered under area earmarked for new housing estate

19)    Robotic snakes slither their way into ancient archaeology

20)  Ottoman-era cistern discovered in Istanbul

21)           Spain nets $1 million in fees in sunken treasure case

22)          Odyssey Marine Exploration official judgment of 25 September 2013 |

23)          Silver bullion from sunken WWII ship makes it to the Mint at last

24)          Shipwreck treasure-recovery efforts could resume in 2014

25)          Court ruling allows lawsuit involving Ohio treasure hunter who found shipwreck to proceed–Treasure-Dispute/#.UlOMtIZmim4


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