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 Kennedy, the Audio News is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Kennedy. 

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Laura Kennedy, voice of the Audio News.

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Maya cremation remains inside rubber balls; oldest octopus lures; very early mammoth kill site in New Mexico; ancient Elamite script deciphered

UK peatlands drying out; Climate change and Endurance shipwreck; Bronze Age city emerges from reservoir in Iraq; climate change and conflict at Mayapan

Taiwan shell-processing site; Ancestral Puebloans ate big fish; Hulagu Khan palace in eastern Turkey; horse tooth DNA from Haiti links to Chincoteague

Historic mine in England; climate change and conflict at Mayapan; indigenous sea gardens; Viking jewelry delivered to Norway museum

Spanish galleon on Oregon coast; southern China DNA links to Americas; early Anglo-Saxon cemetery near London

Post-Conquest Aztec childrens’s remains; mosaic floor in Galilee; Stone-Age jewelry from northwestern Russia; ornate wooden sculpture in Peru

Older dates for South African hominins; Belize cave displays ancient Maya ritual; historic tomahawk repatriated; Netherlands Neolithic graves contradict gender roles

Story phrases: Paleolithic tools in Britain; new discoveries near Iranian hill village; protecting ancient American Southwest sites from fire; very old mosque in Israel

Story phrases: Arabian peninsula drought as factor in rise of Islam; early democratic systems in the Americas; early fruit tree cultivation in Jordan Valley; early evidence for Black Death in Central Asia

Story phrases: Chicken origins in Thailand; unique artifacts from Medieval Oslo; famous seventeenth-century English shipwreck; evidence of advanced corn processing comes from Maya latrine pits.

Bronze Age city emerges from reservoir in Iraq; Roman military amphitheater in Israel; long record of art in Spanish cave; Harvard collection of human remains

Climate change and Endurance shipwreck; Chinese incense with distant sources; Denisovan molar in Laos; Ukrainian soldiers find ancient amphorae