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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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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

Virtual platform for Jewish heritage sites; genetic continuity in Lebanon; Australian mining company destroys ancient Aboriginal site; dental tartar reveals diet of Japan’s Edo period

Early footprints in Tanzania; modeling Neanderthal extinction; cadaver dogs in archaology; early bone arrowpoint in southern Africa

Maize came shortly before Cahokia; global cooling prompted spread of rice; ancient Africa and epidemics; dating the collapse of Negev farming

Cahokia causeway orientation; dietary shift in early Indonesia; X-rays explore Mary Rose artifacts; archaeological perspective on pandemic effects

New dates correct the story of early contact in North America; burials inside homes at Çatalhöyük; unique Roman burial goods in Bulgaria; first Africans in Mexico City

Ottoman merchant ship with surprising cargo; Salish Sea basin population was large and ancient; increased use of marine resources by Scandinanvian hunter-gatherers; cuisines of ancient Baltic hunter-gatherers

Melting snow patch in Norway reveals ancient artifacts; fatty traces evidence history of milk and meat diet in East Africa; rabbits and chickens as pets in Iron Age Britain; ancient use of Alaskan mountain pass