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What's New

Monday, September 30, 2013
• Updated internal links for the members of the board of directors including the number of cats in the Barstad home. Added a link to Don Devereux's new blog.
• Fixed some formatting problems on this page and the Resources page. Thank you readers!

Monday, September 28, 2009
• Corrected and updated photo captions for the Special Salvage Excavation blog. We had units C and B labels switched so we fixed and clarified the whole set. Thanks to our readers who caught this.

Friday, August 7, 2009
• Added PDF of the field report by Steve Voluckas for the 2008 special 3 day excavation where we found some post remnants lined up with the Tower columns. This report details the findings reported earlier on the Special Salvage Excavation blog.

Monday, June 15, 2009
• For the June 2008 Salvage Excavation photo tour added a better photo of Unit B by Steve Voluckas and corrected a couple of names and unit identifications.

Saturday, June 13, 2009
• Added links on the Resources page and U-Haul blog to U-Haul's web page with photos of the unveiling of their Rhode Island truck. Foundation president, Jan Barstad, was invited by U-Haul to be part of the festivities.

Thursday, June 11, 2009
• Revamped On Location page now divided into individual blog pages for each major project, event, or story. Shorter blog entries makes it easier to read and find out what we are doing.
• Full narrative of the 2008 special dig under the pavement around the tower. Photo captions and descriptions also added. Read how we almost missed this special opportunity and the remnant wooden posts we found that line up with the Tower columns.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
• Rearranged and recaptioned some photos for the U-Haul Rhode Island truck unveiling.
• Contact link added to each page footer. (Scroll to bottom of page.)

Thursday, May 28, 2009
• Added navigation buttons for What's New (this page) and Site Map.

Thursday, May 21, 2009
• The main navigation buttons (top left of each page) now highlight your current page selection.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
• Added blog entry for the U-Haul Rhode Island truck unveiling at the Newport Tower.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
• Added titles and captions to photos from the U-Haul Rhode Island truck unveiling at the Newport Tower. Also corrected the date of this event.

Monday, April 27, 2009
• Totally new home page!

Sunday, October 25, 2008
• Added 16 photos for the October 2007 Newport Tower Symposium.
• Added 175 photos (in two parts) for the October-November 2007 archaeology excavation season.

Saturday, October 24, 2008
• Added 19 photos from the June 2008 U-Haul Rhode Island truck unveiling.
• Added 29 photos from the Salvage Excavation of May-June 2008.

Thursday, August 14, 2008
• Updated link to Lyschander's The Greenland Chronicles (Den Grψnlandske Cronica) and added to Projects page as a translation in progress.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
• Updated link to U-Haul graphic of its Rhode Island truck featuring the Newport Tower.

Monday, August 11, 2008
• Added site map.

Sunday, August 10, 2008
• Modified Projects page to include these new and earlier translations.
• Added first English translation of The Discovery of America by the Norse in the 10th Century, 1874, by Gabriel Gravier (originally in French).
• Added first English translation of Historia del Almirante (History of the Admiral) by Hernan Colon (son of Christopher Columbus), 1537-1539, initially edited, introduced and annotated by Luis Arranz Marquez in 1984 (originally in Spanish).

Saturday, August 9, 2008
• Updates and revisions to the translation of Jelic's The Evangelization of America Before Columbus. Translation of the two Papal Letters are now included.

Monday, June 16, 2008
• Added a new board member and updated bios for all other members.

Monday, June 9, 2008
• Story about the "Newport Meteorite" and the results of its analysis.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
• Minor editorial changes to 2007 preliminary findings.

Saturday, November 25, 2007
• Added photo of Zaiton Lighthouse in China to our 2007 preliminary findings.

Friday, November 24, 2007
• Preliminary findings of our 2007 season.

Friday, September 21, 2007
• Updated the Newport Tower project page to include our 2007 report, and a detailed schematic of the inside of the tower. Also updated our Jelic translation as published in the NEARA Journal.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
• Photos from closing party, last day of dig (11/22) and trip home added.

Monday, January 15, 2007
• Eight more days of "On Location" photos added: Nov. 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20.

Thursday, January 11, 2007
• On Location diary entries updated through end of dig 11/22 and beyond. Photos added for 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9.

Sunday, December 31, 2006
• On Location photos added for November 6.

Saturday, November 25, 2006
• Updated and corrected daily On Location log for Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Friday, November 24, 2006
• Added link to The Skeleton in Armor, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem about the tower on Resources page.

Sunday, November 19, 2006
• On Location photos added for November 1, 2, 3.

Saturday, November 18, 2006
• Web exclusive: color image of The Old Stone Mill at Newport, Rhode Island attributed to Gilbert Stuart on our Newport Tower project page.

Friday, November 17, 2006
• On Location photos added for October 30, 31.

Thursday, November 16, 2006
• On Location photos added for October 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
• On Location photos added for stormy Saturday, October 28.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
• On Location photos added for October 19 and 20.

Sunday, November 12, 2006
• On Location photos reorganized and captions added for existing images to 10/18. Log entires for October 19 to November 3 added.

Sunday, November 5, 2006
• On Location update--Wed. Oct. 18: First serious work day with good weather and visit from local schools. 28 new photos.

Sunday, October 22, 2006
• FIRST PHOTOS FROM THE DIG!. Added logs and photos for groundbreaking on Oct. 16 and day before and after.

Saturday, October 21, 2006
• Major updates and revisions to the translation of Jelic's The Evangelization of America Before Columbus. Thanks to our friends at Google group sci.archaeology for reviewing our translation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
• Added to Resources page pdf versions of the original French and our English translation of Jelic's report to the 1891 International Catholic Scientific Congress in Paris: The Evangelization of America Before Columbus. Added a request for translation of the Danish Greenland chronicles.

Friday, September 15, 2006
• Welcome to our website!



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