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Wed, 09/10/2013
Museum of London archaeologists working on the £14.8bn Crossrail project have discovered 20 skulls in the historic channel of the River Walbrook. The skulls, believed to be Roman, were found below...
Tue, 08/10/2013
Archaeologists have found evidence of a shipwreck in the Connecticut River in the USA which could be linked to the 200 year old War of 1812. Experts are trying to determine if the wreck is the long...
Mon, 07/10/2013
Photo: The TDP announced the new masterplan for monitoring foreshore archaeology in the UK at its annual conference The Thames Discovery Programme (TDP) is celebrating its fifth birthday in a huge...
Fri, 04/10/2013
Photo:  Dr Damian Robinson, Director, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology Ship 43 and the graveyard at the port of Thonis-Heracleion in Egypt is one of the topics under discussion at this year’s...
Tue, 01/10/2013
Photo:  The Whydah sank during a storm taking Bellamy and 143 of his crew with it, just two survivors lived to tell its tale Photo: Wiki/Grolltech Expeditions to the pirate shipwreck of the Whydah...
Mon, 30/09/2013
Photo:  The Paracel Islands – a locus for shipwrecks and looters Photo: Wiki/Teofilo So many looters are looting shipwrecks in the South China Sea that irreparable damage is being done to more than...
Fri, 27/09/2013
The remains of the 19th century Canadian schooner, Great Wave, have been found in the depths of North America’s Lake Ontario. Great Wave was lost during a violent squall in 1890 whilst carrying cargo...
Wed, 25/09/2013
Photo:  The USS Scourge Photo: Wiki/PD-Old Experts have carried out the first magnetometry expedition over the shipwrecks of USS Scourge and USS Hamilton in North America’s Lake Ontario. The two...
Mon, 23/09/2013
Photo:  Three DUKW wrecks sit beneath Lake Garda Photo: Wiki/PD-USGov Experts are hoping to recover the remains of a lost WWII amphibious vehicle along with any human remains from the bottom of Lake...
Thu, 19/09/2013
Photo:  The Brahmi inscription could date back to the first or second century (AD) Photo: archaeology.lk Marine archaeologists in Sri Lanka have found a Brahmi inscription at Delft, the furthest...
Wed, 18/09/2013
Photo:  Ticha Lake – what else lies beneath? The dry spell over the summer has seen the emergence of a 7000 defensive wall from the Ticha lake in Shoumen, Bulgaria, with the dropping water levels....
Mon, 16/09/2013
Photo:  Mars the Miraculous is the theme for one of the key talks at this year’s NAS conference Photo: Ingemar Lundgren, Ocean Discovery One talk not to be missed at this year’s NAS annual conference...
Thu, 12/09/2013
Photo: The Robert J Walker’s unique paddlewheel flanges helped to identify the wreck Photo: NOAA The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified the wreck of a steamer...
Wed, 11/09/2013
Photo:  The ancient town of Hasankeyf looks set to become a submerged site Photo: Hasankeyf Matters Archaeologists are racing against time to finish excavations in the Batman province of south...
Tue, 10/09/2013
Photo: NAS member John Starkie courtesy of Darina Tully The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) has announced a new grant award for maritime ethnographic work made as a bequest by NAS member, John...
Wed, 04/09/2013
Photo: Archaeologists at work at “Scotland’s Glastonbury” Archaeologists have discovered an Iron Age loch village, the first of its kind in Scotland. The site in Wigtownshire is being dubbed as “...
Wed, 04/09/2013
Photo: Dave helps measure and sketch the wreck as part of his NAS Elearning training Photo: Dave Mothershaw/Matt Cass The most recent NAS ELearning dive fieldschool was held out of Portsmouth on...
Wed, 04/09/2013
Marine archaeologists have discovered a sunken 17th century Ottoman ship loaded with a valuable Dutch cargo of plates off the coast of İzmir, Turkey. Hürriyet Daily News says that the vessel is the...
Tue, 27/08/2013
Photo: Dave Parham, project leader, with the Swash Channel Wreck rudder Photo: Bournemouth University Marine archaeologists from Bournemouth University in the UK have raised an elaborately carved...
Tue, 27/08/2013
Photo: Is Druridge Bay evidence that Britain was cut off from the Continent by a tsunami? Photo: Northumberland Wildlife Trust The excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound which is sliding off the...

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