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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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Etruscan warrior is a princess; amazing early Alpine sites in Wyoming; magical curse in Jerusalem; Roman house in Portugal.

Origins of pre-Inca empires; important Mesolithic site near Stonehenge; King Herod burial place remains elusive; massive wooden monument in pre-Viking Sweden.

Mesopotamian clay balls; cave wall handprints apparently made by women; very early Greek stoa; sod house near Barrow, Alaska.

Ancient city appears beneath northern Iraq village; Iron  Age massacre in Sweden; Apache caches push back date of arrival in American Southwest; 9000-year-old defleshing ritual in the Philippines.

Aphrodite head in southern Turkey; Easter Islanders ate rats more than fish; 8000 years of human Alpine use; intact Etruscan tomb

Massive  earthworks and new ceramics in Brazil; Frankish Empire connection in Poland; Cahokia’s massive fire; Roman infantry unit identified in Jordan 


Chain mail of a Roman soldier in Germany; Sarmatian tomb on the Russian steppes; excavation confirms Stonehenge processional road; dismembered bodies in Maya tomb



Revised chronology for ancient Egypt; excavations in norther Quebec; spy photographs reveal barrier on Roman frontier;  Iron Age woolen tunic from Norway



Samurai text in Japan; 4000 year old sheepskin in Scotland; Siberian ring suggests 2000 year old bear cult; Bolivian Amazon shell mounds 10,000 years old



Poison ring in Bulgaria; 3000 year old cinnamon in Israel; spicy European Neolithic food; trove of perishable artifacts on Alaska’s Bering Sea coast



Early gaming set in Turkey; extremely ancient Nevada petroglyphs; Roman emperor’s personal Colosseum; Japanese dagger molds suggest Chinese links



Crusader hospital in Jerusalem; Civil War POW camp; London railway exposes vast history; spectacular Maya frieze in Guatemala.