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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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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

Sophistication of the Menga Dolmen in Spain; DNA of Slavic migration; world’s oldest fortress in Siberia; unusual Wari Empire complex

Skeletal study of medieval England common folk; Mesolithis shaman and infant burial in Germany; ancient Maya reservoir water purified by plants; carved trees in Aboriginal Australia

2000 clay stamps in Roman archive; Egyptian baboon DNA points to Punt; DNA evidences early migration to California; advanced hydraulic structure in Sumeria

Tools revealed by melting British Columbia ice; southwest Norway site evidences early agriculture; lion mosaic in northwestern Turkey; study of Australian Aboriginal agriculture

Crimean DNA linked to early modern human in western Europe; headless skeletons in China; trove of coins off coast of Sardinia; architecture connects Maya cities of Edzná and Chichén Itzá