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The news of the week in audio, brought to you by The Archaeology Channel, is compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica and read by Laura Pettigrew. The audio news is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Pettigrew.

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Stone features and fertility cult in the Negev; drones survey the Amazon; pig bone fortune-telling in Japan; population patterns in prehistoric eastern U.S.

Maui temples; ancient Israeli Biblical walled city; English garden ornament; digital reconstruction of Egyptian homes

Hannibal’s troops in Spain; Paleoindian spear throwers; seat numbers on Roman Colosseum; Maya water temple in Belize

X-ray of Herculaneum scrolls; huge antiquities bust in Switzerland; Kennewick Man DNA analsis; more tattoos found on Ötzi

Roman figurine on Danish island; Japanese royal burial mound; Egyptian frontier fort; Mesoamerican mirrors in Arizona

Early Chinese horse and chariot burials; Fifth Dynasty Egyptian queen; Byzantine amulet and persistent paganism; surviving Colorado wickiups

Belize lagoon and Maya drought; copper crown in India from Indus Valley Civilization; Vikings from central Norway; Vero dates possibly pre-Clovis

Roman-era synagogue in northern Israel; million-year old stone tool in Turkey; Chinese kingdom possibly relocated after earthquake; Neolithic lake-dwellers in Poland

Monumental corridor at Herod’s hilltop palace; Viking bronzeworking tool in northern Canada; Viking influence in Spain; focus on drought at Tikal

Ancient Japanese imperial building foundations; Danish Bronze Age beads from Egypt; Pacific Northwest legend carved on boulder; Luxor excavation discoveries

Booze & beef in Iceland; English palace in Old Sarum; Java man carvings on mussel shells; King Richard confirmed by DNA

Vampire burials in Poland; Zodiac animals in Silk Road tombs; Perfect axe from Stone Age Denmark; New finds in Hatfield-McCoy feud