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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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Tooth analysis rules out Japan as Native American homeland; medieval knowledge of North America in Italy; Azorean lake sediments indicate early human settlement; 6-million-year-old hominin footprints in Crete

Lost script of Easter Island; Siberian dogs show wide DNA connections; Aztec obsidian mirror used in court of Queen Elizabeth I; first Black church in Williamsburg

Micronesian islanders adapt; Tikal neighborhood with Teotihuancan influence; Etruscan genetics; Vinland Map forgery

Meteor impact as the origin of Sodom story; surprisingly old human footprints in New Mexico; quick Maya recovery from volcanic blast in El Salvador; worry about Afghan sites following Taliban return

Bronze Age coffin’s new secretsTibetan handprints, footprints – earliest art?; Pleistocene tools reveal clothing tech.Cataloguing at-risk U.S. Afro-American graves.

Acropolis reno may erase centuries of history; Korea’s Moon Castle evinces human sacrifice; Chinese artifacts show ancient peoples’ creativity; New insight into Ancient Pueblo turkey-keeping.

Sophisticated Neanderthal bone tools in Italy; first DNA from ancient human lineage in Indonesia; Poverty Point earthworks show surpising hunter-gatherer capabilities; complexities of Viking culture

First Clovis site in Michigan; violence among early farmers in Chile’s Atacama Desert; Aztec pictographs document earthquakes; Herculaneum bones show different diets for males and females

Tree rings evidence warming climate; Ancestral Puebloan disruptions; oldest cave art threatened by climate change; team studies climate change archaeology

Urbanization in southern India; lion image in Roman Britain; Mongolian artifacts emerging from ice; ancient rope bridges in Peru

Babylonians had advanced geometric knowledge; artifact trove from sunken Egyptian city; secrets of Maya ceramic glazes; Neanderthals painted in Spanish cave

Ancient ship at Alexandria; Japanese lake sediments and the rise of agriculture; Indigenous archaeologist with GPR finds lost Indigenous children; techniques for identifying microscopic food remains