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Quirigua Stela D


Dr. Mark Van Stone, a leading expert on the Maya calendar and the significance of 2012, reads the story of a powerful Maya king on Quiriguá Stela D, a late Eighth Century stone monument in Guatemala.  Not more than twenty years ago, no one would have been able to read the inscription...

Passport in Time: Finding Aurora’s Chinese


In the 1860s, Aurora, a mining boom town in western Nevada, was home to a Chinese population for which history is mute.  At one point, the community comprised around 10,000 people, making it one of the largest towns in Nevada...

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - April 2015


Historical archaeology in downtown Boise; South Carolina pottery kiln excavation


The unexpected discovery of a well associated with one of the earliest homes in Boise, Idaho, led to an archaeological excavation. The home was built by a leading citizen, Cyrus Jacobs, and later became a Basque boarding house...

The Roots of Cyprus Wine


People have been growing grapes and making wine in Cyprus for thousands of years.  They were making wine before Rome was founded!  That kind of history means that the Cypriots are thoroughly familiar with all facets of the wine industry...

Maya Creation: The Planting of the Three Stones


Dr. Mark Van Stone reads the Creation story on Quiriguá Stela C, the late Eighth Century monument in Guatemala telling the myth of the "Planting of the Three-Stone Hearth (of Creation)."  This creation myth connected with fears that the world would end in 2012.

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 26 April 2015 - 2 May 2015


DNA research supports Inuit migration model; Native American massacre site in Idaho; how Easter Island moai got their hats; archaeology at Battle of Waterloo.


Audio News from Archaeologica, 19 April 2015 - 25 April 2015


Mercury in Teotehuacan tomb; Old Kingdom Pharoah’s tomb in unexpected place; clam gardens in Pacific Northwest; Hellenistic Egypt hangover cure


Audio News from Archaeologica, 12 April 2015 - 18 April 2015


Vernacular Latin graffiti on Spanish pots; earliest European tools in Spanish cave; new finds along the Great Wall of China; artifacts show early Alaska-Asia trade


Audio News from Archaeologica, 5 April 2015 - 11 April 2015


Romantic burial positions in Neolithic Greece; Peru tombs hold dozens of mummies; Korean female royal emtombed with male sacrifice; huge administrative complex in southern Iraq


Audio News from Archaeologica, 29 March 2015 - 4 April 2015


Medieval salve kills MRSA; 1000 medieval burials beneath English school; 17th Century camel skeleton in Austria; Utah site as old as Glossary Link Clovis, but not Clovis


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