Audio News from Archaeologica

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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Iron Age chariot burial in the UK; carved bone shows Neanderthal artistry; British Columbia site supports very early Native presence; Assyrian vaulted tomb in Iraq

Anonymous worker burial in medieval England; Mesoamerican city republic; Huns and Romans not so different; Neolithic rock art in Egypt

Viking grave in Denmark; antler armor in western Siberia; Sahara desertification as product of Neolithic people; colorful murals in northern China

Israel burial chamber contains mysterious Bronze Age inscriptions; huge pharaoh statue in Cairo suburb; nomads developed Silk Road; Russian survivors’ camp in Alaska

Cypress wood in ancient Persian palaces; Maya jade pendant in Belize; two men hand-in-hand in medieval London burial; 7th century Japanese emperor tomb

Chaco Canyon clan shared maternal DNA; Roman house in Israel; temple to Mithra in Corsica; children’s footprints in Ramses capital.

Tomb of Chinese general and princess wife; extensive Amazonian earthworks; round Sudanese temples; twelfth Dead Sea Scrolls cave

Celtic burial chamber older than expected; Maya roads; tomb of Egyptian scribe; Chinese map

Kuwaiti Bronze Age island trading port; Shoshone camp high in Wyoming; very old cave art in France; tongueless Roman period burial in Britain.

Herculaneum sundial; Buddha statue in Chinese reservoir; Viking manor house on Swedish island; Civil War trench in Virginia

Disposable cups in medieval Germany; butchered Yukon horse jaw is very old; Egyptian tombs from the fifteenth century BC; toy Roman chariot reveals surprising design feature