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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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LIDAR survey in the Yucatán; pregnant Egyptian mummy; Ancestral Puebloan disruptions; boat-shaped hearth in Icelandic cave

Gladiator arena in SW Anatolia; Harriet Tubman cabin discovered; sustainable stewardship over time by Indigenous groups; arboreal and terrestrial adaptations by austalopithecines

Oldest evidence of West Africa honey use; late dates for Middle Stone Age in Senegal; Pacific Coast Native Americans ate more than salmon; Caribbean cannibalism debunked

Aztec written language; early hominids as hypercarnivores; cave artists risked hypoxia; no evidence of Cahokia deforestation

Yemeni coins in New England; miracles and sixth-century floods in italy; colorful Roman marble in Bulgaria; mummified parrots and macaws in the Atacama Desert

Wealth gaps in Maya societies; new understandings of ancient Texas murals; Donner Party rejected Native help with violence; African-American remains in US museums

Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina; biblical scroll fragments from West Bank cave; new computer recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism; Bronze Age queen burial in Spain

Cambodian iron furnace documents shifts in Earth’s magnetic field; water efficiency in early hominids; factors influencing women as hunters; cave footprints in Spain

Elaborate ceremonial carriage near Pompeii; Alaskan sediment cores may signal early human arrival in North America; dental x-ray scanner reads unopened Renassance letter; scientists surveyed about Neanderthal demise

Study of Florida burial mounds; 18th century school for Black children in Williamsburg; Himalayan lake with 300 skeletons; early Medieval Celtic memorial stones

Oldest Egyptian brewery; Australian grinding stone with moth remains; global study about good governance; Silk Road trade hindered by ancient drought

Statuettes at ancient theater in Turkey; oldest known Chinese face cream; Venetian beads in pre-contact northern Alaska sites; 18000-year-old wind instrument from French cave