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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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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

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