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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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Complex mixture in ancient Egyptian mug; true identity of El Tigre; shipwreck exemplifies China’s Maritime Silk Road; Neolithic warfare in Spain

Chinese stone grenades; Mexican painted snake head; Acheulean hand axe in Medieval painting; ancient hydraulic engineering in the Sahara

Independent Copper Age settlements in Spain; Neanderthal fire in Portuguese cave; older dates for Puerto Rican cave art; AI used to decipher carbonized Roman scrolls

Neanderthals hunted lions, wore their pelts; pre-Columbian Caribbean cultures’ plant-based diets; Rise in cranial trauma accompanied initial urbanizations; Stone Age herders prized their grinding tools.

Hidden Amazonian Structures; Effects of Prehistoric Cosmic Airburst; Lush Land-route for Ancient African Diaspora; Evidence of Funerary Cannibalism.

Chinese tomb inscription; Texas mummy constipation; unknown language in Hittite tablet; intact arrow from thawing Norwegian glacier

Black earth in the Amazon; sunken port city in Egypt; wood structure built by pre-humans; Viking antler combs

Skeleton in Turkey confirms ancient earthquake; humans wearing footwear 150,000 years ago; Medieval artifacts point to magic rituals on the Hajj; millenium-old hirsute mummy in Lima, Peru

Rare Chinese chime bells; diving bell off Florida coast; Roman swords in Dead Sea cave; Israeli researcher proposes prey size affected technology advances

 Shanidar Cave flower burial debunked; ancient human population bottleneck; ancient Southern California wildfires; Confederate skeletons at Civil War battlefield

Proteins on ancient cauldrons; physical evidence of two Jerusalem destructions; drum-like dance floor in Peru; DNA from 2900-year-old Assyrian brick

Early drainage system in China; Iceman Ötzi had dark skin; Medieval girl in England buried face down; Nautilus shell beads in Indonesia