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Tag: Archaeology

A stolen history

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th October 2020

Off the shores of Florida’s Key Largo, buried beneath almost two centuries of coral reef formations, lay remnants of the dark side of 1820s piracy and the illegal transport of slaves from Africa to Cuba Text By Joseph Frey Early on a hot July morning we head out into …

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The Ancient Past: Now Open for Exploration!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th July 2019

By Ross J. Robertson If you ever dreamt of adding a bona fide ancient Greek shipwreck to your logbook, then read on! Banned since its discovery over three decades ago, the 2,400 year old Peristera wreck is soon to be open to recreational divers. “This was never going to …

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Tour of the HMS Erebus, with Parks Canada archaeologists

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th April 2015

Parks Canada have just uploaded a high-definition video on the first-ever tour of the shipwreck of HMS Erebus provided by our archaeologists. Read about the next part of their expedition here.  

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Rare Huron Pottery Found in Laurentians Lake

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2014

By Jeffrey Gallant   Divers Jean-Louis Courteau and Jacques Lech were exploring a Laurentians lake for an old truck that broke through the ice nearly a century ago when they came across something just a tad older. In fact, their find in November was likely a once-in-a-lifetime discovery. What …

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The Hamilton and Scourge Project: Past, Present and Future

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th February 2014

Text by Michael McAllister and Ian Kerr-Wilson Following publication of Civil Disobedience Wreck Diving in DIVER Volume 38 Number 7 the City of Hamilton expressed interest in outlining its initiatives and future plans for the Hamilton and Scourge historical site in its charge. This post is the FULL City …

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Bicentennial Survey a First

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st October 2013

First magnetometer survey of Hamilton and Scourge may reveal new debris field artefacts of the Lake Ontario heritage wrecks Text and Photos by Joseph Frey   Sailing out of Ontario’s historic Port Dalhousie on a glorious late June morning I imagine the treed shoreline of western Lake Ontario looks …

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Civil Disobedience Wreck Diving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st October 2013

More than a decade ago a group of technical divers made a series of ‘unofficial’ deep dives on the heritage wrecks of Hamilton and Scourge in Lake Ontario. This is their story Text by Scott Stitt   It feels like we’ve been dropping forever. Descending through 150 feet (46m), …

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Diving Lake Minnewanka

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th June 2012

Lake Minnewanka has a rich history. There are recorded archaeological sites showing pre-contact occupations that cover an entire 10,000 year period. Artifacts have been found from the early, middle and late pre-contact periods. The Minnewanka site is one of a series of such early sites in the lower Bow …

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‘There are strange things done in the midnight sun…’

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2011

First on deck since the arctic claimed her 150 years ago, Parks Canada underwater archaeologists find HMS Investigator laden with artifacts in the shallows of Mercy Bay, beneath a diminishing polar ice pack. Text by Peter Golding Sam McGee from Tennessee ‘was always cold, but the land of gold …

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Mars the Magnificent

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th October 2011

Found! They think. Swedish tech divers believe they’ve discovered the wreck of the legendary and elusive Mars, flagship of their country’s navy, almost five centuries ago. Archaeologically, the find would be of global importance. Text by Richard Lundgren – Photography by Ingemar Lundgren   The Year of Our Lord, …

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