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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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

German Bronze Age prince was murdered; Aramaic incantation deciphered; reptile urine in Peruvian pottery paint; Celtic god figurine in England

Stone pillar marked early Mesopotamian border; 3D printing helps reconstruction Bolivian temple; snake head figurines in Ukraine

Earthenware pagoda in Japan; questioning evidence of Iroquois-European contact; early plague in Sweden; leather boots on Medieval London skeleton

Woman’s bronze stamp in Jutland; 2000-year-old ring with name of Pontius Pilate; new Egyptian mummy; early Ecuador burials

Copper and cremations on Georgia USA coast; meteor explosion wiped out Jordan Bronze Age cities; Ice Age art under recent graffiti; early humans in Oregon

Aymara period Bolivian tombs; miniature Chinese terracotta army; mummified Egyptian scarab beetles; lost Greek city of Tenea emerges

Embalmed skulls in Celtic France; new Archaic Period statues in Greece; ceremonial complexes in Atacama Desert; tar production for Viking ships

Early use of cocoa in the Amazon; bathroom humor in Roman latrine; ramp at ancient Egyptian quarry; details of conquistador armor from Florida shipwreck