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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 Pettigrew, the Audio News is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.
 
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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Climate change threatens century-old Endurance shipwreck (details) Components of ancient Chinese incense demonstrate the breadth of ancient trade networks (details) Molar discovered in Laos determined to be Denisovan (details) Ancient amphorae discovered by Ukrainian soldiers (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Uruguay DNA study offers new insights into Indigenous origins and continuity (details) Bird bone study shows medieval Estonians ate chicken, liked cockfights and used hawks for hunting (details) Sardinian Bronze Age burial site reveals two more giant statues (details) Turkish looters expose underground wo…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Lone woman buried with elite men raises questions about gender roles in Neolithic Europe (details) 3D modeling technique reveals full extent of large Indigenous cave painting in Alabama (details) Stonehenge area offered ample resource base long before monument was built (details) Indigenous Americans and …
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New analysis on materials excavated 70 years ago reveals details about medieval Norwegian town (details) Neanderthals in Lower Saxony region exhibited adaptability to a changing climate (details) New research of Anglo-Saxon diets suggests that royals and peasants ate similarly and even intermixed at speci…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New study identifies at least 20 royal burial sites from King Arthur era (details) Game dice found in Indian town believed to be 1,000 years old (details) Statistical analysis of site mixing challenges claims for pre-Clovis peopling of the Americas (details) Chinese text may be oldest description of auror…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Ancient tsunami left Chilean coast sparsely inhabited for centuries (details) Massive stone jars found in India may have been used to store the dead (details) Guatemalan mural shows earliest example of Maya calendar (details) Researchers propose new starting date for famous ancient Greek computer (details…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Ancient jars reveal that Judean elite enjoyed vanilla flavored wine 2,600 years ago (details) New study finds the Avars likely made a record-breaking migration from Mongolia (details) Genetic research links increases in height, intelligence and proneness to heart disease to Neolithic societal shifts (deta…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Sardinian lead found at the site of an ancient Cypriot shipwreck points to sophisticated regional trade networks (details) New study of Châtelperronian tools give greater insights into the rise and fall of early Neandertal communities (details) Analysis of skeletal remains in Scotland find that some early…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Archaeologists reportedly find oldest Hebrew text on ancient curse tablet (details) Norse settlers in Greenland contended with water shortages (details) Study finds ice-free land route was not available to early human arrivals to the Americas (details) New study documents burial practices in Neolithic Tur…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Archaeologists discover remains of institute intended to attract great Chinese intellectuals during the Warring States period (details) New study shows Native American burning practices helped manage the forests of the Klamath Mountains (details) Evidence of silver extraction and abandoned mausoleum in th…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Israeli study finds that prehistoric people may have reused discarded tools in memory of ancestors (details) New evidence points to the importance of linen and oil in ancient Levant societies (details) Symbol stone found in farmer’s field believed to date back to the time of the emergence of early Scotlan…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: First Nations residential school in Alberta reveals 169 potential gravesites (details) New research suggests how Stonehenge tracked the solar year (details) Peruvian burials suggest sacrifice of children as part of death rituals (details) Geologic study traces origins of the Willendorf Venus stone carving…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New study further confirms stellar origin for Tutankhamun’s mysterious dagger (details) Marks on 5000-year-old Spanish skull show world’s oldest ear operation (details) Large mosaics in London came from upscale Roman roadhouse (details) Earliest-known trousers show cultural exchange in ancient Asia (detai…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Newly unearthed Buddhist temple may be Pakistan’s oldest (details) First application of new forensic method to ancient remains reveals man’s death by drowning (details) Excavators recover medieval Papal seal on Swedish island (details) New evidence of conquistadors found in the American Southwest (details…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Excavations at the tomb of China’s first emperor reveal 20 more terracotta warriors. (details) New study pushes back the arrival of modern humans in Europe. (details) Large cache of pottery notepads sheds light on daily life in ancient Egypt. (details) Study suggest indigenous Peruvian leaders used halluc…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Pottery from an island near northeastern Australia shows widespread trade three thousand years earlier than thought (details) Meteorite remnants at Hopewell sites show massive comet burst immediately above North America (details) (details) Peruvian tombs with rearranged bones may be response to desecratio…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Israeli site shows people ate well during the last Ice Age (details) New study casts doubt on claims that meat eating led to evolution of bigger brains (details) Geophysical research at Poverty Point reveals new complexity (details) (details) Thousands of buried sites in UK threatened as climate change dr…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: 3,000 year old tombs of wealthy ancient Chinese clan contain remains of ritually sacrificed warriors (details) Funerary highways show early social and economic connections between ancient Arabian oases settlements (details) Pottery fragments from prehistoric Nok culture shed light on history of West Afric…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Study of volcanic ash provides new date for one of world’s earliest Homo sapiens skulls (details) Rare leather scale armor found in ancient Chinese tomb (details) Study indicates that Medieval warhorses were unexpectedly small in stature (details) Study of rare African script offers insight to early evolu…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Carving of royal falconer found in Oslo excavations (details) New dating shows so-called “Viking” horned helmets are actually from the Bronze Age (details) Palace toilet from Iron Age Jerusalem shows even elites had worms (details) List of Maya food plants suggests resilience to drought was higher than be…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Ancient human DNA extracted from lice glue exhibits prehistoric migration patterns of Argentina’s early Ansilta culture (details) Jin Dynasty tomb from northern China holds murals depicting good luck symbols (details) 3D CT scan allows for virtual unwrapping of the mummy of Amenhotep the First (details) N…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: 200,000-year-old remains of mammoths unearthed in UK alongside Ice Age-era stone tools (details) Tribal insight provides invaluable cultural context after archaeologists discover 12,300-year-old tobacco seeds in Utah desert (details) (details) Cluster of newly discovered Norse longhouses revealed near Vik…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New study disputes prevalence of infanticide among ancient Spartans and Greeks (details) Archaeologists discover the remains of the Americas’ oldest domesticated dog in British Columbia (details) Early Mesolithic remains of baby girl found buried with shell jewelry in Italian cave (details) (details) New …
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Cahokia Mounds gets new augmented reality app amid push for National Park status (details) New work dates massive megalith site in Ethiopia to first century AD (details) Remains of crucified man found in Roman cemetery in England (details) Genes from now-extinct Denisovans help modern Tibetans survive at …
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Large Roman mosaic found on English farm (details) Cyprus tomb artifacts point to elite family with expansive trade connections (details) New study of Tanzania footprints suggests hominins made them, not bears (details) New research shows quinoa was critical food for people around Lake Titicaca (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Researchers take a fresh look at Maya salt factory in Belize (details) Petroglyphs discovered at Canada’s Wanuskewin Heritage Park (details) Discovery of ruined fortress unveiled as a Hannukah gift in Israel (details) New study focuses on cultural and economic disruptions from the Justinianic Plague (deta…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New study demonstrates humans accelerated the extinction of wooly mammoths (details) LiDAR reveals the sophisticated agriculture of three Classic period Maya kingdoms (details) Evidence of ancient mercury poisoning discovered from analysis of Iberian bones (details) Study finds volcanic eruptions contribu…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Canada’s oldest English coin discovered in Newfoundland (details) New research suggests deep connections among Transeurasian languages and peoples (details) New room discovered at Pompeii may have been the housing for slave family (details) Ornate wooden bird once belonged to English queen Anne Boleyn (de…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: DNA analysis used to determine ancestry of mummified remains found in Xinjiang (details) Artifacts from lost empire of Srivijaya being plundered in Sumatra (details) Impacts of deforestation by resident population revealed at Chaco Canyon (details) Study seeks to clarify scientific naming standards for ea…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Study of horse DNA provides new evidence about the spread of the Indo-European languages (details) Ancient Caucasians may have shunned gold for cultural reasons (details) Cosmic radiation allows researchers to date Viking artifacts in Newfoundland (details) Evidence from Madagascar shows that foragers mak…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Analysis of teeth shows early Native Americans did not come from Japan (details) Medieval document suggests Italians heard about America 150 years before Columbus (details) Lake sediments challenge history of human habitation in the Azores (details) Earliest hominin footprints from Crete now dated to 6 mi…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: 3D technology reveals new example of Easter Island’s lost script (details) Genetics of Siberian dogs show widespread trade by early Arctic peoples (details) Spirit mirror of Queen Elizabeth’s astrologer was Aztec artifact (details) Remains of first Black church in Colonial Williamsburg are uncovered -- ag…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Historians document human impacts to the environment on islands of Micronesia (details) New discoveries at Tikal demonstrate complex societal interactions (details) Genetic testing suggests Etruscans were locals from eastern Europe (details) Yale’s Vinland Map found to be a forgery (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Impacts from meteor may be source of biblical tale of destruction of Sodom (details) Analysis of fossilized footprints suggests humans came to North America long before end of Ice Age (details) New research traces Maya societal recovery from habitat destruction following volcanic blast (details) Scholars …
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Bronze Age coffin unearthed on UK golf course yields new secrets during conservation (details) (details) Handprints and footprints preserved in Tibetan mud may be oldest known art (details) (details) Bone tools from Moroccan cave show how Pleistocene people made clothing (details) Texas academics catalog …
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Acropolis renovations draw criticism for covering centuries of history (details) Further evidence of human sacrifice in construction of Korea’s Moon Castle (details) Unique artifacts uncovered in China highlight the creativity of ancient peoples (details) New research explores interactions of ancient Pueb…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Analysis of bone tools from Italy resets timeline of Neanderthal development (details) First DNA evidence of ancient Toalean people recovered in Indonesia (details) Louisiana earthworks created by rare group efforts from hunter-gatherers (details) Artifacts reveal the softer side of Viking culture (detail…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Michigan farm field produces first Clovis site in the state (details) Remains of early farmers in arid desert of Chile show a history of violence (details) Mexican pictographs are first record of pre-Conquest earthquakes (details) Herculaneum bone studies shows men and women ate different diets (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: January 3, 2021: Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuation (details) May 2, 2021: Disruptions in Ancestral Puebloan societies attributed to the intersection of climate challenges with social tensions (details) May 16, 2021: As climate change accelerates rock damage, world’s ol…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New site in southern India adds insight on development of first urban cultures (details) Roman artifact from Leicester suggests lions were brought to Britain (details) Melting ice in Mongolia reveals new artifacts, and threats to conservation (details) Peruvian villagers rally to repair rope bridges datin…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Inscribed stone tablets show ancient Babylonians understood geometry (details) Pristine artifacts from 4th century BC found off coast of Egypt (details) Maya potters developed sophisticated techniques for creating glazes (details) Study confirms pigments Neanderthals used to decorate Spanish cave (details…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New finds in sunken Egyptian port of Heracleion (details) Japanese lake sediments show that origins of agriculture depended on a stable climate (details) Indigenous roots and modern technology combine in search for missing residential school children (details) Fats, proteins, microbes: new techniques help…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Researchers discover ancient cuneiform inscription and image of Babylon’s last king (details) Clues from the final meal of a 2,400-year-old bog body found in Denmark (details) Remnants of an ancient Roman road found submerged in Venice lagoon (details) Interdisciplinary team focuses on the archaeological …
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Lakota shirt returned after a century in German museums (details) Tomb of Hellenistic poet-astronomer uncovered in southern Turkey (details) New Easter Island research finds population increase, not collapse (details) Ancient Greek feasting grounds found on island of Cyprus (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Burials from Gabonese cave show unique pattern of tooth removal (details) Paleolithic carved bone from Germany shows Neanderthal use of symbols (details) Mississippi dig shows how victorious Chickasaws put Spanish loot to use (details) New expedition seeks Shackleton’s sunken Antarctic expedition ship (de…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Dendrochronology puts a date on a Bronze Age wooden pool in Italy (details) Human waste traces show how Maya population varied due to climate swings (details) Harvard University returns historic pipe tomahawk to Nebraska tribe (details) Neolithic snake staff found in Finnish wetland site (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Researchers identify remains of oldest known victim of shark attack (details) DNA evidence reveals ancient Maya peoples tended to wild plant oases within city walls (details) Pre-Neolithic grains may have fueled the elaborate constructions at Göbekli Tepe (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: German henge found to be both a residential space and ritual space for human sacrifices (details) Researchers use Google Earth to identify large geoglyph in India (details) Florida island shows evidence of a long-lost native settlement (details) Sudanese pyramids face degradation as sand invades (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Rare early coins found in Polish field (details) New evidence shows prehistoric Amazonians protected the rainforest (details) Native American tribe buys back ancestral home in Maine (details) COVID-19 gives cover to increased looting of Italy’s antiquities (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Scotland’s Galloway Hoard unveils new mysteries of the Viking Age (details) National Guard mobilized to protect Teotihuacan from illegal building (details) Piecing together countless fragments of the past, then and now (details) Roman graves in England held decapitated victims of harsh legal code (details…
 
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