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Laura Pettigrew

Laura Kennedy,
Voice of the Audio News.

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 Pettigrew. 


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Horse culture in Patagonia; vegetarian diet in early European mega-sites; early settlement of northwest Australia continental shelf; figurines in Pompeii

New geoglyph discoveries in Peru; proof of Viking dentistry; dental study of Native Americans; DNA of Sarmatian man in Britain

Wooden saddle in Mongolian tomb; Pompeiian bakery reflects cruel treatment; extensive rock art in Mesa Verde area; Medieval curse tablet in Germany

Sophistication of the Menga Dolmen in Spain; DNA of Slavic migration; world’s oldest fortress in Siberia; unusual Wari Empire complex

Skeletal study of medieval England common folk; Mesolithis shaman and infant burial in Germany; ancient Maya reservoir water purified by plants; carved trees in Aboriginal Australia

2000 clay stamps in Roman archive; Egyptian baboon DNA points to Punt; DNA evidences early migration to California; advanced hydraulic structure in Sumeria

Tools revealed by melting British Columbia ice; southwest Norway site evidences early agriculture; lion mosaic in northwestern Turkey; study of Australian Aboriginal agriculture

Crimean DNA linked to early modern human in western Europe; headless skeletons in China; trove of coins off coast of Sardinia; architecture connects Maya cities of Edzná and Chichén Itzá

Complex mixture in ancient Egyptian mug; true identity of El Tigre; shipwreck exemplifies China’s Maritime Silk Road; Neolithic warfare in Spain

Chinese stone grenades; Mexican painted snake head; Acheulean hand axe in Medieval painting; ancient hydraulic engineering in the Sahara

Independent Copper Age settlements in Spain; Neanderthal fire in Portuguese cave; older dates for Puerto Rican cave art; AI used to decipher carbonized Roman scrolls

Neanderthals hunted lions, wore their pelts; pre-Columbian Caribbean cultures’ plant-based diets; Rise in cranial trauma accompanied initial urbanizations; Stone Age herders prized their grinding tools.