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  • Graves Of The Pacific's First Seafarers Revealed

    04/21/2006 11:26:39 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 783+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 3-26-2006 | Richard Stone
    Graves of the Pacific's First Seafarers Revealed Richard Stone INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS, 20-26 MARCH 2006, MANILA Little is known about the Lapita peoples, the first settlers of the Western Pacific, other than their ubiquitous calling card: red pottery fragments with intricate designs. But in what's being hailed as one of the most dramatic finds in years, researchers at the meeting offered a glimpse of the first-known early Lapita cemetery. "This is the closest we're going to get to the first Polynesians," says archaeologist Matthew Spriggs of Australia National University (ANU) in Canberra, a member of the excavation team. Face...
  • Ancient Warrior Grave Unearthed In Lebanese Port (Sidon)

    09/15/2002 7:47:38 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 581+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-16-2002
    Mon, Sep 16 2002 12:39 AM AEST Ancient warrior grave unearthed in Lebanese port Archaeologists have unearthed several Bronze Age graves, including that of an ancient warrior interred with his axe, in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Excavation team director Claude Doumet Serhal said the excavations are "among the most important archaeological projects in Lebanon as they are taking place in the centre of the city of modern Sidon." He also said the warrior's grave dated back to the Middle Bronze Age, around the second millennium BC, and included an unusually well preserved bronze duck-bill axe with a...
  • Denial of shore leave defeats security objectives

    07/22/2004 8:58:46 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 5 replies · 410+ views
    Shipping Times ^ | July 21, 2004 | DAVID HUGHES
    THIRTY-five years or so ago, one of the main reasons I decided to leave school at the age of 16 and go to sea was the prospect of 'seeing the world'. Pulling out all the stops: International shipowners' organisations and seafarers' trade unions are now planning a joint campaign to persuade governm In the event I wasn't disappointed. During my time as a cadet and subsequently deck officer at, almost, the end of the era of conventional general cargo services, I had lots of opportunity to go ashore, to look around and to get away from the ship. In...
  • Seafarers held as virtual prisoners. Tighter security measures cut into shore leave

    09/06/2002 5:50:44 AM PDT · by Pern · 2 replies · 185+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept 6, 2002 | BILL HENSEL JR. and KEVIN MORAN
    They include American citizens, cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard. Many are Houston residents. Yet when they dock at American ports and coastal refineries, they are being treated like security risks, unable to leave the confines of their tankers after days at sea. They are also fed up, and on Thursday, seafarers, the Coast Guard and private industry met to discuss what can be done about what the seamen perceive as overzealous security implemented after the Sept. 11 attacks. What's happening is that port and plant officials, fearful that terrorists could use their loading docks as entry points to carry...