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, voice of the Audio News.
Oldest evidence of West Africa honey use; late dates for Middle Stone Age in Senegal; Pacific Coast Native Americans ate more than salmon; Caribbean cannibalism debunked
Aztec written language; early hominids as hypercarnivores; cave artists risked hypoxia; no evidence of Cahokia deforestation
Yemeni coins in New England; miracles and sixth-century floods in italy; colorful Roman marble in Bulgaria; mummified parrots and macaws in the Atacama Desert
Wealth gaps in Maya societies; new understandings of ancient Texas murals; Donner Party rejected Native help with violence; African-American remains in US museums
Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina; biblical scroll fragments from West Bank cave; new computer recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism; Bronze Age queen burial in Spain
Cambodian iron furnace documents shifts in Earth’s magnetic field; water efficiency in early hominids; factors influencing women as hunters; cave footprints in Spain
Elaborate ceremonial carriage near Pompeii; Alaskan sediment cores may signal early human arrival in North America; dental x-ray scanner reads unopened Renassance letter; scientists surveyed about Neanderthal demise
Study of Florida burial mounds; 18th century school for Black children in Williamsburg; Himalayan lake with 300 skeletons; early Medieval Celtic memorial stones
Oldest Egyptian brewery; Australian grinding stone with moth remains; global study about good governance; Silk Road trade hindered by ancient drought
Statuettes at ancient theater in Turkey; oldest known Chinese face cream; Venetian beads in pre-contact northern Alaska sites; 18000-year-old wind instrument from French cave
Environmental change and the creation of the Egyptian nation-state; Early Medieval graveyard in Cambridge, England; update on Peru’s Cloud Warriors; Bronze Age changes in Switzerland
3000-year-old royal purple dye in Israel; very ancient milk consumption in Africa; dogs as the companions of the first Americans; physical trauma study of medieval Cambridge cemeteries