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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: 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 …
 
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