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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Laura Pettigrew, voice of the Audio News.
Excavating America’s first Black church; Mexican slave ship carried Maya people; Spanish cave art possibly made by both sexes; DNA study of Viking burials
Date fruit produced from 200-7ear-old seeds; drone finds Kansas earthwork; literacy in ancient Israel; why culture lagged behind human physical development
Sea-bottom cult offerings off Israeli coast; ancient storms contributed to Maya decline; new take on Easter Island population decline; face-down burials and European epidemics
Illegal Sudan gold mining destroys sites; imported pet monkeys from India found in Egypt; prehistoric musical instruments in southern Africa; well dressed mummies in northern Chile
500,000 year old site in England; early humans on eastern Indonesian island; historical Black cemeteries in the US; early stone monuments in Saudi Arabia
Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China; archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective; how ancient African societies coped with epidemics; epidemics revealed in human teeth
Fluted points from Arabia; intact Inca offerings in Lake Titicaca; Australian mining company apologizes; Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort
Paisley Caves coprolites definitely human; source confirmed for Stonehenge monoliths; grape pips from Negev villages; human teeth DNA and epidemics
Blackbeard ship grounding; smallpox from the Viking Age; analysis suggests very early North American migration; Jerusalem site from time of biblical kings
Sites threatened by India development; Tulsa, Oklahoma, excavations seek mass grave from race massacre; Kazakhstan Bronze Age burial evidences early horse riding; underwater prehistoric sites in Australia
Confederate monument gives up time capsule; ancient ocher mines in the Yucatan; rock engravings inside megalithic Israel burial chamber; history of an Ethiopian lake
Korea Legoland threatens major site; Alaskan eruption as a cause for demise of Roman Republic; bad water in Tikal reservoirs; aerial and satellite imagery locates thousands of Syrian sites