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 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.
Black earth in the Amazon; sunken port city in Egypt; wood structure built by pre-humans; Viking antler combs
Skeleton in Turkey confirms ancient earthquake; humans wearing footwear 150,000 years ago; Medieval artifacts point to magic rituals on the Hajj; millenium-old hirsute mummy in Lima, Peru
Rare Chinese chime bells; diving bell off Florida coast; Roman swords in Dead Sea cave; Israeli researcher proposes prey size affected technology advances
Shanidar Cave flower burial debunked; ancient human population bottleneck; ancient Southern California wildfires; Confederate skeletons at Civil War battlefield
Proteins on ancient cauldrons; physical evidence of two Jerusalem destructions; drum-like dance floor in Peru; DNA from 2900-year-old Assyrian brick
Early drainage system in China; Iceman Ötzi had dark skin; Medieval girl in England buried face down; Nautilus shell beads in Indonesia
Story phrases: Bronze Age pyramid in Kazakhstan; early arrival of African cattle in the Americas; Europe’s oldest stilt village; jawbone in China suggests unknown human lineage
Long-hidden features under Exeter Cathedral; Teotihuacan-period village; first English slave fort in Africa; Switzerland arrowhead made from Estonian meteorite
300,000-year-old throwing stick in Germany; Iron Age burial in Britain was female; prehistoric sites help save Louisiana coastline; oldest curry.
Ben Franklin’s paper money; underground passages of the Zapotecs; gold coins hidden in medieval German monastery; Neolithic polishing stone in England.
Mosaics at Galilee synagogue; remarkably early human presence in South American cave; Viking grave goods in southern Norway; genetic data from 2 million year old African hominin
Huge hand-axes in England; early fiber technology in the Phillipines; large and aligned Mesolithic pits in England; 18,000-year-old date for Oregon rockshelter