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Audio News from Archaeologica

The news of the week in audio, for many years compiled and written by the late Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica, is now the product of our dedicated volunteer team. 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

Laura Pettigrew, voice of the Audio News.

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Coin hoard in Poland from Carolingian times; forest management in prehistoric Amazon; Native American tribe in Maine buys back ancestral land; pandemic enables looting in Italy

Viking Age hoard in Scotland; Mexican National guard protects Teotihuacan; digital reconstruction of Maya jades; decapitated burials in Roman Period England

New excavations at Meroe urban complex; tattoo implements in Tennessee; Tulsa Race Massacre excavation; animal bones and kosher laws in Israel

Machine learning for sorting potsherds; European impact on Guadeloupe reptiles; Roman soldier at Herculaneum; human DNA from cave sediment

Ancient Roman Hell Gate and carbon dioxide; oldest cave art threatened by climate change; ancient mouth bacteria; argument over Bears Ears National Monument

Early coin at Maryland colonial fort; human-caused extinctions on islands; portrait of Henry the 8th bride; oldest human burial in Africa

LIDAR survey in the Yucatán; pregnant Egyptian mummy; Ancestral Puebloan disruptions; boat-shaped hearth in Icelandic cave

Gladiator arena in SW Anatolia; Harriet Tubman cabin discovered; sustainable stewardship over time by Indigenous groups; arboreal and terrestrial adaptations by austalopithecines

Oldest evidence of West Africa honey use; late dates for Middle Stone Age in Senegal; Pacific Coast Native Americans ate more than salmon; Caribbean cannibalism debunked

Aztec written language; early hominids as hypercarnivores; cave artists risked hypoxia; no evidence of Cahokia deforestation

Yemeni coins in New England; miracles and sixth-century floods in italy; colorful Roman marble in Bulgaria; mummified parrots and macaws in the Atacama Desert

Wealth gaps in Maya societies; new understandings of ancient Texas murals; Donner Party rejected Native help with violence; African-American remains in US museums