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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 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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Meteoric iron in King Tut’s dagger; surgery performed on 5000-year-old skull from Spain; large Roman mosaic in London; study of 3000-year-old trousers from far western China.

Early Buddhist temple in Pakistan; new method shows drowning in ancient death; medieval Papal seal on Gotland; new traces of Coronado in Arizona

More terracotta warriors; earlier arrival of modern humans in western Europe; huge cache of inscribed sherds in Egypt; hallucinogens as source of power in ancient Peru

Long-distance trade by Indigenous Australians; cosmic catastrophe for the Ohio Valley Hopewell; threaded vertebrae reflect Conquistador atrocity; early cave dwellers knew where to place their hearth.

Israeli Late Glacial site shows abundance; new questions about early Home meat eating; ground-penetrating radar results from Poverty Point; UK peatlands drying out.

Ancient Chinese royal tomb with sacrificed warriors; Bronze Age highways in Saudia Arabia; pottery residues show very ancient West African cuisine; hybrid horse-like animal in Mesopotamia

New date for early African skull; leather scale armor in western China; Medieval warhorses were small; African script shows stages of development

Royal falconer statuette in Norway; horned helmets in Denmark are Bronze-Age; parasites from royal toilet in Jerusalem; drought-resistant Maya food plants

Lice glue and early Argentine culture; Chinese tomb murals; virtual unwrapping of pharaoh’s mummy; ancient city in eastern Iran

Mammoth graveyard in England; ancient tobacco in Utah; Norse longhouse cluster in Norway; last known slave ship in Alabama

Greek infanticide; North America’s oldest domestic dog; Mesolithic infant burial in Italy; early rise of cultural divergence in Britain

Cahokia Mounds app and push for National Park status; Ethiopian megaliths; crucified Roman in England; Denisovans in Tibet