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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

Laura Pettigrew, voice of the Audio News.

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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

Italian church wooden statue is Europe’s oldest; 5000-year-old fishing tools in Norway; surprisingly early Viking longhouse in Iceland; volunteers excavate Hindu temple

New discoveries at Uxmal; very old arrowheads in Sri Lanka; underwater bones from French ship off Texas coast; Newgrange bones suggest incest

Oldest shell midden in China; tapir study about sagittal crests and diet; New Guinea starch grains

Belize study of bone isotopes informs on the rise of Mesoamerican maize; DNA analysis and Caribbean migrations; sea otter study on the Northwest coast; Bronze Age population movements to Anatolia

Virtual platform for Jewish heritage sites; genetic continuity in Lebanon; Australian mining company destroys ancient Aboriginal site; dental tartar reveals diet of Japan’s Edo period

Early footprints in Tanzania; modeling Neanderthal extinction; cadaver dogs in archaology; early bone arrowpoint in southern Africa

Maize came shortly before Cahokia; global cooling prompted spread of rice; ancient Africa and epidemics; dating the collapse of Negev farming