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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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World’s earliest amputation; Turtle Mound sea level threat; Medieval massacre of Jews; Island Cave’s ten thousand years of meetings

Lost branch of the Nile; threats to Hagia Sophia; Zanzibar Stone Town; Rhode Island whaling ship in Argentina

Patagonian canoe burial; LSU mounds very old; femur study pushes back age of upright walking; groundbreaking DNA study in Southern Arc

DNA study about the age of the first South Americans; rock crystals at Neolithic site in England; effort to rebury skulls of Black Philadelphians; parasites and Medieval monks in England

Maya cremation remains inside rubber balls; oldest octopus lures; very early mammoth kill site in New Mexico; ancient Elamite script deciphered

UK peatlands drying out; Climate change and Endurance shipwreck; Bronze Age city emerges from reservoir in Iraq; climate change and conflict at Mayapan

Taiwan shell-processing site; Ancestral Puebloans ate big fish; Hulagu Khan palace in eastern Turkey; horse tooth DNA from Haiti links to Chincoteague

Historic mine in England; climate change and conflict at Mayapan; indigenous sea gardens; Viking jewelry delivered to Norway museum

Spanish galleon on Oregon coast; southern China DNA links to Americas; early Anglo-Saxon cemetery near London

Post-Conquest Aztec childrens’s remains; mosaic floor in Galilee; Stone-Age jewelry from northwestern Russia; ornate wooden sculpture in Peru

Older dates for South African hominins; Belize cave displays ancient Maya ritual; historic tomahawk repatriated; Netherlands Neolithic graves contradict gender roles

Story phrases: Paleolithic tools in Britain; new discoveries near Iranian hill village; protecting ancient American Southwest sites from fire; very old mosque in Israel