Our SEACS volunteers are featured in the July 2023 issue of MUSE SG covering Singapore's ongoing research and work in extracting clues to its early history. SEACS members were amongst the first volunteers to be trained to help wash, identify, sort and catalogue its most recent marine finds.
Behind the scene: Cleaning, categorizing, and documenting thousands of sherds from a fourteenth century shipwreck....
Dr. Natali Pearson traces the 9C shipwreck Belitung's 'lives and afterlives', shifting our thinking about shipwrecks beyond the popular tropes of romance, pirates, and treasure, toward an understanding of how the relationships between sites, objects, and people shape the stories we tell of the past in the present.
A newly discovered Ming Dynasty shipwreck, carrying ~100,000 pieces of porcelain, has been located in Chinese waters. Because they were found on the Continental Slope of the South China Sea, they were named: Northwest Continental Slope No 1 and No 2 Shipwrecks.
Sr. Museum Researcher Bobby C. Orillaneda introduces the maritime world of 16th Century Philippines that reoriented the region's maritime network circuits, followed by the examination of some specific shipwrecks and their cargoes including the Española and the San Diego.
The Tang Dynasty-era shipwreck continues to be the centre of attention. In this talk, author Dr. Natali Pearson will focus on the new knowledge it has bought to the surface about the maritime silk road as well as the controversies that have accompanied the ship and its cargo's discovery and display. She will be followed by a presentation by Tim Winter and a discussion moderated by the Society's president, Kwa Chong Guan.
The University of Hawai'i Press has published a new book by Dr. Natal [...]
China recently announced the excavation of a late Qing Dynasty shipwr [...]
Confused by the terms 'Marco Polo ware' or 'Shufu', here's an introduction to these two members of the qingbai family, and some guidelines that will help in the identification of each.
Ceramic Assemblages from Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia from the last half of the Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuriespbjwelch2022-05-26T09:41:28+08:00
Khun Atthasit Sukkham, Asst. Curator of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (Bangkok), looks at six shipwrecks found in Southeast Asian waters from the last half of the 18th century to the early 20th century in a SEACS talk held on 17 May 2022.
Two short articles by Dr. Michael Flecker on the Temasek and Shah Muncher wrecks can be found in the latest issue of Wreckwatch Magazine. Click on the picture for a direct link or copy the website address here: https://www.flipsnack.com/wreckwatchmag/wreckwatch-magazine-may-2022-ice-explorers.html