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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Hasmonean-era building in Jerusalem; unique Plains Indian fortress in Oklahoma; sculpted clay coffins in the Peruvian Amazon; 2000-year-old Polish iron-smelting site

Seasonal encampment in Labrador; revealing results from Buddha’s birthplace; early Neolithic  earthworks near Stonehenge; obsidian phallic objects in New Britain

Middle Bronze  Age wine cellar in northern Israel; Mexican temple dedicated to the Lord of Death; organic compounds preserved Egyptian meat mummies; ancient Siberian DNA links to Native Americans.

Huge Roman port revealed by excavation; ancient temple in Iran; Crusader burial with two swords in Finland; part of Confederate ironclad raised to the surface.

Ancient cave art found in Brazil; Roman eagle sculpture stuns British archaeologists; massive stones moved on ice to Beijing’s Forbidden City; Egyptian mummy’s beaded collar reassembled.

Pollen study indicates drought ended the Levant  Bronze  Age; Norwegian Viking silk came from Persia; pre-Inca religious center in northern Peru; volunteer retirees save Roman history.

Etruscan warrior is a princess; amazing early Alpine sites in Wyoming; magical curse in Jerusalem; Roman house in Portugal.

Origins of pre-Inca empires; important Mesolithic site near Stonehenge; King Herod burial place remains elusive; massive wooden monument in pre-Viking Sweden.

Mesopotamian clay balls; cave wall handprints apparently made by women; very early Greek stoa; sod house near Barrow, Alaska.

Ancient city appears beneath northern Iraq village; Iron  Age massacre in Sweden; Apache caches push back date of arrival in American Southwest; 9000-year-old defleshing ritual in the Philippines.

Aphrodite head in southern Turkey; Easter Islanders ate rats more than fish; 8000 years of human Alpine use; intact Etruscan tomb

Massive  earthworks and new ceramics in Brazil; Frankish Empire connection in Poland; Cahokia’s massive fire; Roman infantry unit identified in Jordan