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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New Mexico rock art and hallucinogenic plants; Greek pottery workshop in Sicily; high-altitude sites in Wyoming; massive Canaanite temple complex in Israel

Silver tiara at Spanish Bronze Age site; key Inca administrative site identified; Indonesian cave art possibly world’s oldest; Greek burial identified with Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great

Pre-Chacoan villages in northern Arizona; trade wind shifts and Polynesian migration; trends in prehistoric Scandinavian male identity; identification of HMS Erebus in Canadia Arctic

Ancient sea-floor site in British Columbia; Armenian Paleolithic site; geoglyphs in Kazakhstan; medieval battle axes turn up in Poland.

Agave drink in Teotihuacan; nautical graveyard near San Francisco; Bronze Age child labor; cause of death for King Richard III.

Copper Age sites in central Spain; shipwreck from the Franklin Expedition; Viking fortress in Denmark; complete suit of bone armor in Siberia.

Neanderthal petroglyphs in Gibraltar cave; Tiwanaku hallucinogenic ritual; cooperation saves Yup’ik cultural heritage; Olmec artifacts in southwestern Mexico.

High-status copper workers; DNA and the Dorset; Stonehenge dry spots; Croatian Neolithic oven

Very early copper tool in Israel; complexities of violence among Ancestral Puebloans; early Zoroastrianism in western China; cultural variation among early moderns humans in Africa

Stepped-pyramid Japanese tomb; Egyptian embalming gets much earlier; Greek tomb from Alexander’s time to be opened; two new Maya cities in the Yucatan

Newly identified skeleton at Penn Museum; Etruscan well; Chinese royal tomb; new geoglyphs in Nazca Desert of Peru

Ritual bones on Danish bog; wine cup of Pericles; Cahokia Mounds ritual bundle; Turkic bural site in Kazakhstan