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Wed, 23/10/2013
Archaeologists say that they have discovered a collection of cannon off the UK’s Northumberland coast. The nineteen cannon, some of which were undiscovered, were found at the Gun Rocks wreck in the...
Mon, 21/10/2013
The University of Haifa in Israel, by way of its new English MA in Maritime Civilizations, is helping to uncover an early harbour at the ancient site of Tel Dor.Students have been taking part in...
Mon, 21/10/2013
The Newport Ship is the most important late medieval merchant vessel yet recovered. Built c. 1450 in northern Spain, she foundered at Newport twenty years later while undergoing repair. Since her...
Wed, 16/10/2013
Photo: HMS Invincible is now an English Heritage at risk site Photo: Dave Mothershaw/Matt Cass English Heritage has listed HMS Invincible among the top ten most at risk heritage sites in the country...
Tue, 15/10/2013
A new study published in the scientific journal, PLOS One, has shed new light on the ancient river systems and migration across the Sahara 100,000 years ago. Researchers led by Tom Coulthard of the...
Mon, 14/10/2013
Photo: La Cotte de St Brelade has more Neanderthal artefacts concentrated in one place than the whole of the British Isles put together The island of Jersey is looking to cash in on its rich...
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...

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