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Laura Pettigrew

Laura Kennedy,
Voice of the Audio News.

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 Pettigrew. 


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Danish gold ring hints at royalty; Neanderthal adhesive grips; early colonial armor in Maryland; DNA of mummies in far western China

Wrecked slaver ships in the Bahamas; burial cave in Spain with suggestion of Neanderthals; Ukraine tools dated to 1.4 million years ago; astrolabe from medieval Spain

Baltic Sea Mesolithic megastructure; very old Patagonian pictographs; Danish bog body violently smashed; dating supports independent invention of Easter Island script

Meteoritic iron in Spanish Bronze Age hoard; poisonous seeds in Roman-age bone vial from Holland; ancient DNA in Denmark points to two sudden population replacements; early human occupation of Amazon rainforest caves

Modern humans early in central Germany; footprints on Moroccan beach; jade mosaic mask in royal Maya tomb; cold periods and plagues in Roman Empire;

Ishtar Gate firmly dated by archaeomagnetism; Roman dodecahedron in England; Peruvian hunters depended on plants; identifying the royal tombs of Macedon;

Tooth decay in the Mesolithic; Medieval gauntlet in Switzerland; genetic origins of western Europeans; woolly mammoths and early people in Alaska

Rock-cut tombs in Egypt; huge Bronze Age rampart in Saudi Arabia; hidden cities in the Amazon; Medieval grave of tall Swede with long sword

Chalk figure on hillside in England; palace in central China; Maya burial cave in Tulum; bronze buckles in central Europe

Horse culture in Patagonia; vegetarian diet in early European mega-sites; early settlement of northwest Australia continental shelf; figurines in Pompeii

New geoglyph discoveries in Peru; proof of Viking dentistry; dental study of Native Americans; DNA of Sarmatian man in Britain

Wooden saddle in Mongolian tomb; Pompeiian bakery reflects cruel treatment; extensive rock art in Mesa Verde area; Medieval curse tablet in Germany