Monday, September 9, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Britt Burton, Celeste Jordan, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)               World’s oldest clipper, City of Adelaide, leaves Irvine shipyard [and is on its way to Adelaide!].

2)              Let’s get Geophysical! Non-invasive underwater archaeological survey methods.

3)              Fire and ice.

4)              Marking history: Shipwreck exposed at Wrightsville Beach.

5)              Is Cape Coral wreck sunken treasure, or merely a barge?

6)              Texas State professor studies history at the bottom of the sea.

7)              High-tech research sheds new light on ancient shipwrecks.

8)              Court sinks plan to raise old schooner off Dunkirk shore.

9)              Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state’s first underwater preserve.

10)           News from The Ships Project.

11)            English archaeologists vs. metal detector hobbyists.

12)           Iron age “Loch Village” found in Scotland.

13)           800-year-old antiques in shipwreck in Quang Nam [treasure hunting by fishermen?].

14)           Dive signals more treasure at pirate shipwreck.

15)           Going for gold: treasure-hunting Florida family find $300,000 in Spanish shipwreck cargo [commercial salvage].


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