Archive for the ‘Marine Archeology’ Category

N.C. shipwreck speculated to be ghost of 1609

Friday, June 11th, 2010

A shipwreck exposed on the beach by winter storms could date to a time of commerce between England and Jamestown in the early 1600s.

Scientists get look at Queen Anne’s artifacts

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Scientists from throughout the world are in Greenville this week to get a first-hand look at efforts to preserve artifacts believed to have been aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

‘Ghostly’ pictures of Great Wall of China taken from underwater

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

The Great Wall of China has been photographed from underwater by a photographer, Mathieu Meur, who carried hundreds of kilograms of equipment to take the ghostly images.

The mystery of the Ming dynasty galleon and China’s 16th-century exports

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Three years ago, a group of local fishermen were diving off the side of their boat near Nan’ao island chain, a cluster of small islands which lie close to the south China coast, roughly two-thirds of the way between Hong Kong and Xiamen.

Work begins to preserve QAR artifacts on ocean’s floor

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

The latest efforts to preserve artifacts from the shipwreck presumed to be Queen Anne’s Revenge never left the sea floor.

Underwater ‘safe’ protects £5m shipwreck treasures

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

A shipwreck containing £5million worth of ancient treasures is being protected by a cage, creating a giant underwater safe, in Croatia.

Buried by a Welsh beach for 60 years, the World War II fighter that has emerged from the seas

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

It has been hidden under the the sands and waves since it crashed off the coast of Wales in 1942. But now this wreckage of a rare World War fighter plane may soon be back on dry land.

University divers plumb new depths in Egypt

Friday, May 7th, 2010

University of Ulster divers have been passing on their expertise to maritime archaeologists in the historic Egyptian port of Alexandria.
Staff from the UU’s maritime archaeology centre conducted a 10-day training workshop for 15 archaeologists from north and east Africa who wanted an insight into the challenges of working underwater.

Shipwrecks in the Adirondacks: New doc tells story of Lake George ‘Sunken Fleet’

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

An upstate New York-based filmmaker and a shipwreck expert have released a new documentary on the fleet of vessels purposely sunk in an Adirondack lake during the French and Indian War.

Crews move ship wreckage on Corolla beach

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

The wooden ribs of a ship, perhaps 400 years old, were moved off the waterfront at Corolla.

Kenyan divers join search for Chinese wreck

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Kenyan and Chinese divers will embark on an undersea mission to find the wreckage of a Chinese vessel that sank off the East African country’s coast 600 years ago, an official said on Thursday.

Shipwreck may be oldest off North Carolina coast

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Small waves lapped over Nathan Henry’s rubber boots as the underwater archaeologist stood among the stubby hull timbers of what could be the oldest shipwreck on the North Carolina coast.

On Crete, New Evidence of Very Ancient Mariners

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Early humans, possibly even prehuman ancestors, appear to have been going to sea much longer than anyone had ever suspected.

3,000-year-old shipwreck shows European trade was thriving in Bronze Age

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

The discovery of one of the world’s oldest shipwrecks shows that European trade was thriving even in the Bronze Age, according to experts.

Hidden Wrecks Revealed

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

NEARLY a thousand new archeological sites have been discovered off the North East coast as part of an English Heritage-funded project.

Planks may be lost boat’s cargo

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Oak planks found near a school may be from the cargo of a 14th Century log boat discovered nearby but later lost.
Workers digging a drainage ditch at Acharacle Primary School on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula uncovered the five pieces of wood last year.

Shipworm threatens archaeological treasures

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The dreaded shipworm is moving into the Baltic Sea, threatening artefacts of the area’s cultural heritage. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, suspect that the unfortunate spread is due to climate change, and are currently involved in an EU project to determine which archaeological remains are at risk.

Davy Jones’s lock-up

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Underwater robots can help study the world’s shipwrecks, a trove of information about the past, more easily and cheaply


Monday, December 7th, 2009

A World War II fighter plane was recovered from the depths of Lake Michigan, more than 60 years after it crashed during a training exercise.

Wreck may hold clue to nation’s discovery

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

DID American whalers discover the east coast of Australia before Captain Cook?
That is the intriguing question a crack team of maritime archaeologists, divers and marine scientists hope to answer when they sail tomorrow for a remote reef 450 kilometres off the coast of Queensland.