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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

Laura Pettigrew, voice of the Audio News.

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Melting snow patch in Norway reveals ancient artifacts; fatty traces evidence history of milk and meat diet in East Africa; rabbits and chickens as pets in Iron Age Britain; ancient use of Alaskan mountain pass

Neanderthal site with world’s oldest string; Spanish use of native Mexican copper smelting; German Bronze Age site similar to Stonehenge; London prehistory pushed back by 3000 years

Ancient Florida fish ponds; treasure trove in Cretan cave; floating palaces of Roman Emperor Caligula; ritual site of Mesopotamian war god.

Obsidian points in Ohio rituals; plants as Ice Age staples; world’s earliest epidemic in China; early spread of Mesoamerican ball game

Mammoth bone circle in Russia; Ponce de Leon not first European in Florida; Ice Age stone carvings in Indonesia; pyramid-shaped Bangladeshi stupa

Studying and protecting Florida sites endangered by rising seas; first olive domestication in Israel 7000 years ago; ostrich eggshell beads 33,000 years old in southern Africa; two distinct cave art traditions co-existed in Basque Country.

3D imaging of Hadrian’s Wall graffiti; huge Medieval ivory workshop in Pakistan; bear bones in ancient Mississippi; techniques for assessing horse domestication.

Channel Islands shipwreck survey; Harappan menu stirs controversy; relocation of Inca populations by Spanish; ancient Anatolian sword in Venice monastery.

New finds from submerged Franklin Expedition ship; sun god revealed within Egyptian coffin at Harvard; dam collapse possibly made Angkor Wat the Khmer capital; stunning Iron Age tomb in Italy.

Bottled tears in Turkish museum; Mesa Verde petroglyphs mark soltices; very old Australian folk tale; search for lost Indian city.

Wasp nests date Aboriginal rock art; historical African-American community in Central Park; curse tablets from Athens well; diverse origins of earliest pottery.

Medieval mansion site in London; Cahokia area thrived after city abandoned; two waves of European Neanderthals in Siberia; Assyrian rock reliefs in northern Iraq.