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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 Kennedy, 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 Kennedy, voice of the Audio News.

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Ancient bloodletting tools in Sudan; Zodiac reliefs in Egyptian temple; genomic analysis of Beethoven hair; serpent sculpture at Chichén Itzá

Early steel in Iberia; Cypriot village as Bronze Age trading hub; Colchester Vase; Wari pottery

Bronze Age ice skates in western China; evidence of horse-riding 5000 years ago; lake pollution by early Maya city; Norse god Odin in early runic inscription

Ancient Chinese city of Bicun; longevity of Mesoamerican cities; Iberia as Ice-Age refugium; evidence of prehistoric TB in Ecuador

Live artillery round at Gettysburg; ancient Vietnamese musical instrument; cattle-horn container in South Africa; Bronze Age cranial surgery in Israel

Oldowan tools in Kenya; Mexican burial mounds; early Medieval fortress in Spain; lavish spices in Danish royal shipwreck

Drought as cause for Hittite Empire collapse; climate windows for Beringia coastal migration; oldest North American bone spear point; gold wires connected teeth of French female aristocrat

Rosetta Stone for ancient Amorite; large pits in Great Zimbabwe; Neanderthal elephant hunting; underground aqueduct in Naples

Early silver currency in Southern Levant; early Mesolithic human remains in northern England; huge moat under Old Jerusalem; elite tombs in southwest Mexico

Bronze Age well in Bavaria; 144 slave graves in South Carolina; Hunnic tomb in Romania; European Neolithic skeletons show frequent violence

Origins of enslaved Africans; survey of European bog bodies; reconstruction of Jericho skull; Medieval Italian skull reflects brutal murder

Huge Viking hall in northern Jutland; indigenous dogs at Jamestown; new kurgan tomb in Siberia; ancient flakes in Brazil made by monkeys