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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3000-year-old royal purple dye in Israel; very ancient milk consumption in Africa; dogs as the companions of the first Americans; physical trauma study of medieval Cambridge cemeteries

Book of the Dead chapter and temple in Egypt; Early Bronze Age objects possibly used as money; Hopewell sites in Ohio nominated for World Heritage; systematic study of ancient knowledge and its modern applications

Aphrodite temple in Turkey; facial reconstruction of Siberian couple; female statue in Mexico; Sulawesi warty pig as oldest cave art

South African bones mean more hominid species; indigenous-led archaeology in Australia; death threats to Peruvian archaeologist; Yellowstone Park treasure hunter convicted

Ancient Peruvian farmers took advantage of El Nino; effort at Bozeman Trail historic nomination; fast-food restaurant in Pompeii; tree rings evidence warming climate

Agriculture in ancient forest islands of the Amazon; Doggerland points made of human bone; DNA upends the story of Caribbean migrations; imported foods common in Bronze Age Levant

Counterfeit silver in early Middle East; climate change ended Central Asian civilizations; more skulls for Aztec tower of skulls; high craftsmanship in Scottish cross

Bronze age Greek helmet in Croatia; reindeer-hunting artifacts in Norway ice patch; Southwestern mummies reflect community support of the dying; Tudor-era coins in English garden.

Ancient Islamic Period necropolis in Spain; extensive hydrological sytems at Tikal; Greek antiquities traffickers busted; vast rock art imagery including extinct animals in Colombian Amazon.

Hallucinogenic plants in California rock art cave; Ancient Publoan blanket took thousands of turkey feathers; Saudi Arabia opens Hegra to tourism; ten more mythological mask reliefs at ancient theater in Turkey

Roman watchtower in Bulgaria; underground caves as water sources for early Puebloans, Japanese document with code of conduct for workers; Viking longship excavation in Norway

Multi-ethnicity and wide genetic connections for the culture north of the Great Wall; the truth be\hind the Great Fire of Rome; size differences in extinct South African hominid; shipworms represent threat to Arctic shipwrecks