Maritime researchers lead by Paul G. Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, believe to have found the wreckage of USS Indianapolis, a United States Navy cruiser which sank 72 years ago, torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.
Remains of an Maori village have been uncovered by roadworks at a roundabout in Papamoa, Tauranga, New Zealand.
Archaeologists unearthed artefacts and remains of a settlement at Moturua Island, New Zealand, which might point to the arrival of the first Polynesians in the region, around 700 years ago.
Conservators discovered a frozen fruitcake on Cape Adare, Antarctic, left 106 years ago by the team of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott in the oldest building on the continent.
Archaeologists accidentally discovered remains of buildings dating back to World War 2 Harvey in South West Australia.
Scientists discovered that about 60 percent of a World War 2 shipwreck of HMAS Perth located off the coast of Java has vanished due to large-scale illegal salvaging for scrap metal at the site.
A watercolour painting of a dead tree creeper bird, found in Antarctica’s oldest building in Cape Adare, Victoria Land, East Antarctica, revealed to be a made by a British scientist of the Scott expedition to the South Pole in 1912.
Archaeologists excavating a site in Googong, Australia, discovered the remains of a 19th century schoolhouse at an area scheduled for housing development.
Scientists discovered the debris of missing World War II-era B-25 bomber planes in Madang Harbor off the coast of Papua New Guinea. One of the planes was known and being documented when the discovery of the previously unknown second aircraft occurred.
Excavations in Blenheim, New Zealand’s South Island, revealed the remains of the first building, a gin palace and general store. Excavations at the site unearthed some artefacts dated to the period of the area’s colonial-era development.
Construction workers at Bob Scott Retirement Village, Lower Hutt’s Petone on North Island, New Zealand, found a large trove of 19th century artefacts. The area is located on the site of the former Petone College.
Construction workers discovered military tranches dating back to the 19th century near Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty area of the Island of New Zealand.
Three shipwrecks were discovered off shore of north-eastern Australia, at Kenn Reefs in the Coral Sea. The wrecks are believed to be at least 150 years old.
Excavations at Triabunna, second largest township on the east coast of Tasmania, revealed various items at a site that is believed to have once been British 51st Regiment’s barracks.
Archaeologists found artefacts connected with the first settlers of Australia’s South West in the 1830s. The items were found in Augusta and are believed to be linked to the Turner family.
The historic Artillery Drill Hall in Fremantle, West Australia, became the site of archaeological excavations aimed at revealing the structure’s history. The building dates to 1895 and was extended during World War II.
A stone adze was discovered by forestry crew at Tututawa in eastern Taranaki farmland, New Zeland. The origin of the tool is yet unknown but it pre-dates the arrival of Europeans.
Department of Conservation ranger discovered an ancient Maori oven while searching for weeds in Mason Bay on Stewart Island, the third-largest island of New Zealand.
Archaeologists study the wreck of James Matthews, a former slave ship lying just off the coast of Perth. The ship sunk in 1941 and was discovered in 1973 on the depth of 2-3 metres south of Fremantle, south-western Australia.
People campaigning against housing development in Ihumatao, Mangere, North New Zealand, discovered shell midden pointing to existence of pre-European colonisation Maori settlements in the area.