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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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500,000 year old site in England; early humans on eastern Indonesian island; historical Black cemeteries in the US; early stone monuments in Saudi Arabia

Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China; archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective; how ancient African societies coped with epidemics; epidemics revealed in human teeth

Fluted points from Arabia; intact Inca offerings in Lake Titicaca; Australian mining company apologizes; Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort

Paisley Caves coprolites definitely human; source confirmed for Stonehenge monoliths; grape pips from Negev villages; human teeth DNA and epidemics

Blackbeard ship grounding; smallpox from the Viking Age; analysis suggests very early North American migration; Jerusalem site from time of biblical kings

Sites threatened by India development; Tulsa, Oklahoma, excavations seek mass grave from race massacre; Kazakhstan Bronze Age burial evidences early horse riding; underwater prehistoric sites in Australia

Confederate monument gives up time capsule; ancient ocher mines in the Yucatan; rock engravings inside megalithic Israel burial chamber; history of an Ethiopian lake

Korea Legoland threatens major site; Alaskan eruption as a cause for demise of Roman Republic; bad water in Tikal reservoirs; aerial and satellite imagery locates thousands of Syrian sites

Italian church wooden statue is Europe’s oldest; 5000-year-old fishing tools in Norway; surprisingly early Viking longhouse in Iceland; volunteers excavate Hindu temple

New discoveries at Uxmal; very old arrowheads in Sri Lanka; underwater bones from French ship off Texas coast; Newgrange bones suggest incest

Oldest shell midden in China; tapir study about sagittal crests and diet; New Guinea starch grains

Belize study of bone isotopes informs on the rise of Mesoamerican maize; DNA analysis and Caribbean migrations; sea otter study on the Northwest coast; Bronze Age population movements to Anatolia