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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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Megalithic tomb in Spain; Maya ballgame scoreboard; Germany’s oldest human footprints; Roman sites in Scotland

DNA evidence for New World migrations from China; teenage colonist in Maryland; Indus Civilization decline by drought; Neolithic road beneath Adriatic Sea

Buddha in Egypt; submerged cemetery in Florida; AI model to translate cuneiform; 150,000-year-old Senegalese site

Wooden mask from Osaka; ancient Parisian cemetery; early Puerto Rico burials; Spanish Pleistocene bone tool and early clothing

Roman Civil War Coins Found in Tuscany; DNA analysis reveals genetic diversity and dynastic politics of ancient empire; Medieval Norse Greenland settlers imported North American timber; Blackbeard’s Coal Mystery -- not so much.

Bronze Age psychedelics use; Christian frescoes found at medieval African site; Ancient Levant humans ambushed wild cows; Climatic deterioration may have driven decline.

New Miami finds set preservation against development; Roman moon goddess jewelry in Judea burial; Severed hands found in Egyptian palace pits; South African cave suggests ancients there ate giant land snails.  

Swahili genetics; 6000-year-old fishhook in Israel; early horses in Indigenous America; Roman artifacts in Brittany trash dump

Ancient bloodletting tools in Sudan; Zodiac reliefs in Egyptian temple; genomic analysis of Beethoven hair; serpent sculpture at Chichén Itzá

Early steel in Iberia; Cypriot village as Bronze Age trading hub; Colchester Vase; Wari pottery

Bronze Age ice skates in western China; evidence of horse-riding 5000 years ago; lake pollution by early Maya city; Norse god Odin in early runic inscription

Ancient Chinese city of Bicun; longevity of Mesoamerican cities; Iberia as Ice-Age refugium; evidence of prehistoric TB in Ecuador