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Laura Pettigrew

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

Early Puerto Rico colonists’ cave inscriptions; ancient Chinese capital canal system; new Mesopotamia chronology; Neolithic shepherds in Egypt’s Western Desert

Complex farming in prehistoric England; ancient padlock in Japan; unusual Teotihuacano burial; huge Roman mosaic in Cyprus

Ancient shaman woman in Israeli cave; long-lost battlefield in South Carolina; obsidian tattoo kit from the South Pacific; long occupation of Brazilian pithouses

Carthage circus water system; British Columbia fish camp; Portuguese megalithic tomb as star-tracker; Indo-Greek city in northern Pakistan

Million year old tools in Catalonia; Ottoman shrine and mosque in Hungary; very ancient site in New Brunswick; city formation evidenced at Iraqi Kurdistan mound.

Native American Georgia homestead; Belgium pollen reflects medieval diet; Irish bog butter; Chalcolithic rockshelter livestock pens in northern Spain.

Bronze in Alaska; new text on Antikythera Mechanism; new DNA study on Australia’s Mungo Man; satellite pics enable new Petra discovery.

King Tut’s meteoritic iron dagger; Maya observatory tracked Venus: writing from early Roman London; microbes made faux Greek ruins.

Chinese brewery 5000 years old; historical Idaho massacre located; stalagmite structure built by Neanderthals; high-altitude rock paintings in France.