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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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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

Tooth wear and task specialization in Bronze Age women in Spain; early Andes burial is female hunter; Henry VIII jousting venue located; unmarked graves possibly Tulsa Massacre mass burial

Ancient dog DNA fills in gaps in human history; Mississipian diaspora from Cahokia; Bronze Age adaptation to climate change in SE Turkey; signet stone reflects a pluralistic Jerusalem.

Cat geoglyph among Nazca Lines; artifacts rescued from melting Alpine glaciers; dispute over Titanic radio; conserving perishable Arctic artifacts.

3000-year-old leather balls in Central Asia; climate change and extinction of key human species; Greek cave documents long span of human cultural evolution; Confederate monument in Georgia poses challenges in anti-racist era.

Ancient Viking temple in Norway; masked clay figurine in western Siberia; human cells preserved by Vesuvius eruption; inhospitable Bering Sea island

 Land management in ancient Amazonia; sequence of Caribbean Islands settlement; the long view of human effects on ecosystems; New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt

Rare Shakespeare volume in Spanish library; exhibit on 400th anniversary of Mayflower sailing; mummified Egyptian birds were wild; city in northern Turkey much older than expected

Excavating America’s first Black church; Mexican slave ship carried Maya people; Spanish cave art possibly made by both sexes; DNA study of Viking burials

Date fruit produced from 200-7ear-old seeds; drone finds Kansas earthwork; literacy in ancient Israel; why culture lagged behind human physical development