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.
Maize came shortly before Cahokia; global cooling prompted spread of rice; ancient Africa and epidemics; dating the collapse of Negev farming
Cahokia causeway orientation; dietary shift in early Indonesia; X-rays explore Mary Rose artifacts; archaeological perspective on pandemic effects
New dates correct the story of early contact in North America; burials inside homes at Çatalhöyük; unique Roman burial goods in Bulgaria; first Africans in Mexico City
Ottoman merchant ship with surprising cargo; Salish Sea basin population was large and ancient; increased use of marine resources by Scandinanvian hunter-gatherers; cuisines of ancient Baltic hunter-gatherers
Melting snow patch in Norway reveals ancient artifacts; fatty traces evidence history of milk and meat diet in East Africa; rabbits and chickens as pets in Iron Age Britain; ancient use of Alaskan mountain pass
Neanderthal site with world’s oldest string; Spanish use of native Mexican copper smelting; German Bronze Age site similar to Stonehenge; London prehistory pushed back by 3000 years
Ancient Florida fish ponds; treasure trove in Cretan cave; floating palaces of Roman Emperor Caligula; ritual site of Mesopotamian war god.
Obsidian points in Ohio rituals; plants as Ice Age staples; world’s earliest epidemic in China; early spread of Mesoamerican ball game
Mammoth bone circle in Russia; Ponce de Leon not first European in Florida; Ice Age stone carvings in Indonesia; pyramid-shaped Bangladeshi stupa
Studying and protecting Florida sites endangered by rising seas; first olive domestication in Israel 7000 years ago; ostrich eggshell beads 33,000 years old in southern Africa; two distinct cave art traditions co-existed in Basque Country.
3D imaging of Hadrian’s Wall graffiti; huge Medieval ivory workshop in Pakistan; bear bones in ancient Mississippi; techniques for assessing horse domestication.
Channel Islands shipwreck survey; Harappan menu stirs controversy; relocation of Inca populations by Spanish; ancient Anatolian sword in Venice monastery.