Audio News from Archaeologica

The news of the week in audio, brought to you by The Archaeology Channel, is compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica and 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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Burial chamber of Maya royalty; new details at Hagia Sophia; Egyptian Old Kingdom tombs; ship anchor might be from Cortes

Mesoamerican sculptures with magnetic rock; venomous snake consumed in ancient Texas; complex architecture in Early Cycladic islands; gruesome massacre in 17th century Alaska

Huge Maya figurine factory; ancient Egyptian woman with papyrus-marked teeth; squatting girl in China’s oldest tomb; the place of beer in Peru’s ancient Wari Empire.

 Cherokee cave inscriptions translated; French children find Bell Beaker burial mound; Paleolithic cave art in Croatia; Brazil Empire artifacts at Rio zoo.

Possible Aztec royal burial in Mexico City; whale bone as fuel in Iceland; names inscribed on First Temple Period objects in Jerusalem; Trajan statue in Turkey.

Medieval toddler shoe in Switzerland; temple palace of Ramses II; Hispano-Muslim warlord sword digitized; food court counter in Pompeii.

Egyptian shipwreck validates Herodotus; search for Cortes ships; image of ugly good-luck deity in Jerusalem; study on rise of big deities

Ancient board game rules in China; Spanish DNA study; 200-year-old pipe DNA from Maryland slave quarters; Greek inscription at ancient Negev city

Fast food for Neanderthals; Maya ritual cave rediscovered at Chichen Itza; world’s oldest tattooing kit; Roman grafitti in England.

Smuggled mummy parts at Cairo airport; facial recognition software for American Civil War photos; Greek inscription on wine press in Israel; Puebloan cactus spine tattoo needle in Utah.

Pottery analysis and Mississippian chiefdoms; Swedish Viking warrior was a woman; new techniques used on strange Corsican burials; new study: bluestones at Stonehenge came from Wales.

Emperor’s mask in Bulgaria; megalith study identified France as origin; Narcissus painting in Pompeii villa; planned airport threatens Peru sites