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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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Andean droughts and violence; muscular modeling of “Lucy”; warfare in European Neolithic; Bronze Age sword in Bavaria

Blood residues point to North American megafauna; early modern humans in Laotian cave; small-brained hominins in South African burials; new Bronze Age burial mounds near Stonehenge

Rare finds from poorly known culture in Iran; 12,000-year-old bird bone flutes in Israel; ritual offerings at Uxmal; malaria in Medici family

Ancient Armenian bakery’s 3,000-years-old wheat flour; Biblical Judean rulers -- even more G.I. issues than previously known; Australian boat rock art reveals link with Indonesian culture; Ancient flintknappers risked severe injury

World’s oldest blueprints; First battle site, French and Indian War; Mid-Pleistocene controlled cooking fires; Brittany multi-religion Roman temple

Megalithic tomb in Spain; Maya ballgame scoreboard; Germany’s oldest human footprints; Roman sites in Scotland

DNA evidence for New World migrations from China; teenage colonist in Maryland; Indus Civilization decline by drought; Neolithic road beneath Adriatic Sea

Buddha in Egypt; submerged cemetery in Florida; AI model to translate cuneiform; 150,000-year-old Senegalese site

Wooden mask from Osaka; ancient Parisian cemetery; early Puerto Rico burials; Spanish Pleistocene bone tool and early clothing

Roman Civil War Coins Found in Tuscany; DNA analysis reveals genetic diversity and dynastic politics of ancient empire; Medieval Norse Greenland settlers imported North American timber; Blackbeard’s Coal Mystery -- not so much.

Bronze Age psychedelics use; Christian frescoes found at medieval African site; Ancient Levant humans ambushed wild cows; Climatic deterioration may have driven decline.

New Miami finds set preservation against development; Roman moon goddess jewelry in Judea burial; Severed hands found in Egyptian palace pits; South African cave suggests ancients there ate giant land snails.