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Audio News from Archaeologica

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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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Babylonians had advanced geometric knowledge; artifact trove from sunken Egyptian city; secrets of Maya ceramic glazes; Neanderthals painted in Spanish cave

Ancient ship at Alexandria; Japanese lake sediments and the rise of agriculture; Indigenous archaeologist with GPR finds lost Indigenous children; techniques for identifying microscopic food remains

Image of Babylon’s Last King Found; Clues from Final Meal after 2,400 years; Ancient Roman Road Remnants in Venice Lagoon; Team Studies Climate Change Archaeology. 

Lakota shirt repatriated; Greek poet-astronomer tomb in Turkey; Easter Island population crash refuted; ancient Greek feasting site on Cyprus

Gabonese burials with front teeth removed; Neanderthal bone carving in Germany; Chickasaw use of captures Spanish metal objects; search for Shackleton ship in Antarctic

Tree-ring dating of Bronze Age Italian wooden pool; human waste analysis at Maya city in Guatemala; historic pipe tomahawk returns to Nebraska tribe; Neolithic snake staff in Finland

 Oldest known shark attack victim; urban park in Tikal; pre-Neolithic grain reliance at Göbekli Tepe

German Stonehenge was residential; Google Earth reveals India geoglyph; long-lost indigenous town in Florida; Sudanese pyramids under threat from sand

Coin hoard in Poland from Carolingian times; forest management in prehistoric Amazon; Native American tribe in Maine buys back ancestral land; pandemic enables looting in Italy

Viking Age hoard in Scotland; Mexican National guard protects Teotihuacan; digital reconstruction of Maya jades; decapitated burials in Roman Period England

New excavations at Meroe urban complex; tattoo implements in Tennessee; Tulsa Race Massacre excavation; animal bones and kosher laws in Israel

Machine learning for sorting potsherds; European impact on Guadeloupe reptiles; Roman soldier at Herculaneum; human DNA from cave sediment