Namibia’s shipwreck dig

From All Africa: Namibia: End of Shipwreck Dig, Start of Years of Study.

Excavations at the site where the remains of a centuries-old shipwreck were discovered near Oranjemund almost seven months ago have ended — and now the real work of studying what has been hailed as Namibia’s most exciting archaeological discovery in decades at least is set to start.

The shipwreck site, discovered on April 1 and since then shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by a huge wall of sand that diamond mining company Namdeb constructed as part of its beach mining activities along the coast, has now been surrendered to the sea again. [continue]