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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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Ancient board game rules in China; Spanish DNA study; 200-year-old pipe DNA from Maryland slave quarters; Greek inscription at ancient Negev city

Fast food for Neanderthals; Maya ritual cave rediscovered at Chichen Itza; world’s oldest tattooing kit; Roman grafitti in England.

Smuggled mummy parts at Cairo airport; facial recognition software for American Civil War photos; Greek inscription on wine press in Israel; Puebloan cactus spine tattoo needle in Utah.

Pottery analysis and Mississippian chiefdoms; Swedish Viking warrior was a woman; new techniques used on strange Corsican burials; new study: bluestones at Stonehenge came from Wales.

Emperor’s mask in Bulgaria; megalith study identified France as origin; Narcissus painting in Pompeii villa; planned airport threatens Peru sites

Genocide in the Americas brought on Little Ice Age; medieval sword beneath pavement in Denmark; new map of Beringia; discovery of 40 mummies in Egypt

Roman woman in Slovenian cemetery; lost South African metropolis; Inuit cemetery on Alaskan Arctic coast; Greco-Bactrian fortress.

Iron Age warrior in northern Iran; Algerian pyramid tomb; dought-exposed early Norwegian settlement; cache of quinoa seeds in Ontario

Buddha statue head in India; US government shutdown endangers archaeological sites; defaced Egyptian stone carving evidences grudge; world’s oldest periodic table of the elements.

Blue pigment in medieval woman’s teeth; seagrass as natural preservative; fractures in Bronze Age Mongolian bones; ancient Maya steam room.

 Catapult ball in Edinburgh; temple of the “Flayed Lord” in Mexico; Egyptian fortress port for war elephants; oldest burial in lower Central America.

Second child burial in Argentine cave; Quebec City wooden palisade; 2000-year old Jerusalem ring; ice chamber in London