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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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Early Western contact with China; salinity and Ancestral Puebloan farming; Minoan burial in Greece; whole cannabis plants in northwest China burial.

Dog’s tooth documents Mesolithic British journey; roasting pit in Alberta; DNA and the origins of Polynesians; Anatolian stela documents rental agreement.

Roman coins on Okinawa; dueling Maya kings in Guatemala; Petra water system; botanical Bronze Age specimens in Lancaster

Antikythera shipwreck bones; world’s oldest fishhooks in Okinawa cave; world’s oldest indigo-dyed fabric in Peru; x-ray technology reads biblical scroll from Israel

Deep manure at stable in Israel; Inuit hunter guides searchers to lost ship; stinky cheese in Danish Bronze Age pot; controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota

Viking sword in Iceland; giant carved stone in Scotland; medieval temple in Bangladesh; Maya manuscript judged authentic

Salmon evidence in early Alaskan hearths; Roman lead projectiles in Scotland; crocodile-shaped stone in Oaxaca; early Bronze Age baby rattle in Turkey

Persian cup in Arctic site; Mexican codex with deeper layer of images; Etruscan inscription with goddess name; ancient site reconstruction in northern Canada.

Oregon biface cache; Neolithic post circle in England; astrochonology proposed; Chinese tomb links to central Asia

DNA and the ice-free corridor; Persian inscription at ancient Greek city in Russia; Copper Age earthworks in Spain; large Hawaiian coastal petroglyphs

Cahokia burials include females; rich Cretan tomb; the Alamo’s main gate; an ancient flood and China’s first royal dynasty

Ice Age ropemaking tool in Germany; Spanish colonial fort in South Carolina; Egyptian statue fragment in Israel; new thoughts on Polynesia-Native America contact