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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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Bronze Age coffin’s new secretsTibetan handprints, footprints – earliest art?; Pleistocene tools reveal clothing tech.Cataloguing at-risk U.S. Afro-American graves.

Acropolis reno may erase centuries of history; Korea’s Moon Castle evinces human sacrifice; Chinese artifacts show ancient peoples’ creativity; New insight into Ancient Pueblo turkey-keeping.

Sophisticated Neanderthal bone tools in Italy; first DNA from ancient human lineage in Indonesia; Poverty Point earthworks show surpising hunter-gatherer capabilities; complexities of Viking culture

First Clovis site in Michigan; violence among early farmers in Chile’s Atacama Desert; Aztec pictographs document earthquakes; Herculaneum bones show different diets for males and females

Tree rings evidence warming climate; Ancestral Puebloan disruptions; oldest cave art threatened by climate change; team studies climate change archaeology

Urbanization in southern India; lion image in Roman Britain; Mongolian artifacts emerging from ice; ancient rope bridges in Peru

Babylonians had advanced geometric knowledge; artifact trove from sunken Egyptian city; secrets of Maya ceramic glazes; Neanderthals painted in Spanish cave

Ancient ship at Alexandria; Japanese lake sediments and the rise of agriculture; Indigenous archaeologist with GPR finds lost Indigenous children; techniques for identifying microscopic food remains

Image of Babylon’s Last King Found; Clues from Final Meal after 2,400 years; Ancient Roman Road Remnants in Venice Lagoon; Team Studies Climate Change Archaeology. 

Lakota shirt repatriated; Greek poet-astronomer tomb in Turkey; Easter Island population crash refuted; ancient Greek feasting site on Cyprus

Gabonese burials with front teeth removed; Neanderthal bone carving in Germany; Chickasaw use of captures Spanish metal objects; search for Shackleton ship in Antarctic

Tree-ring dating of Bronze Age Italian wooden pool; human waste analysis at Maya city in Guatemala; historic pipe tomahawk returns to Nebraska tribe; Neolithic snake staff in Finland