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Audio News from Archaeologica Podcast by Michelle Hilling

Audio News from Archaeologica Podcast

by Michelle Hilling

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The archaeology news of the week in audio, brought to you by The Archaeology Channel, compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica.org and read by Laura Kelley. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.


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Audio News for November 27 through December 3, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Dec 5, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Temple to wind god found beneath Mexico City supermarket (details)
  • Underwater find in Israel reveals name of regional ruler during second-century Jewish revolt (details)
  • Dismemberment of the dead practiced extensively by early peoples in Brazil (details)
  • Three-D scanning maps secret room used to hide priests in England’s religious wars (details)


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Audio News for November 20 through 26, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 28, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A unique Bronze Age ceramic vessel from Israel depicts a contemplative figure (details)
  • A survey of Balkan archaeological sites finds changing settlement patterns after the Roman period (details)
  • New cemeteries at the Egyptian city of Abydos are 5500 years old (details)
  • New cemeteries at the Egyptian city of Abydos are 5500 years old (details)


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Audio News for November 13 through 19, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 21, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Kazakhstan site yields stone structures and a silver saddle (details)
  • Dentures from family tomb in Italy are among the oldest in Europe (details)
  • Imaging technology finds third pyramid deep inside famous Chichen Itza monument (details)
  • Nose-piercing jewelry of kangaroo bone is oldest ever found (details)


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Audio News for November 6 through 12, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 14, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Newly discovered Shakespearean theater in London, where Henry V was first staged (details)
  • Cliff-side burial of an archer in southern Siberia dates to the Mongol conquest (details)
  • New excavations in Egypt’s Aswan region unearth a Middle Kingdom causeway (details)
  • Archaeological discovery in Maryland shows cultural shifts in African American religious practices (details)


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Audio News for October 30 through November 5, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 7, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bronze Age city uncovered in Kurdistan (details)
  • Cave site in Chihuahua yields Early Archaic burials and a rare bird (details)
  • Ochre study illuminates Paleolithic paint uses (details)
  • English well marks site of medieval legends, and a curse (details)


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Audio News for October 23 through October 29, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 31, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Storied inn from Byzantine era comes to light in northwestern Turkey (details)
  • Archaeologists return to Plain of Jars in Laos to try out new technology (details)
  • Violent burial practices in American Southwest may point to cycle of political violence and retribution (details)
  • Remarkable swords recovered from 6th century tomb on Japanese island of Kyushu (details)


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Audio News for October 16th to October 22nd, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 24, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Uranium dating shows island chief buried in a Micronesian tomb was the first in the region (details)
  • Turkish underwater find may be the oldest shipyard ever found (details)
  • Fossilized horse remains identified from an ancient cave site in Oregon (details)
  • Ancestral European bison progenitor found in DNA and cave art (details)


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Audio News for October 9 through October 15, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 17, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Western contact with China’s first empire occurred centuries before Marco Polo (details)
  • Role of salinity in Ancestral Puebloan agriculture may be more complicated than previously thought (details)
  • Re-evaluation of an ancient Greek burial demonstrates the gradual shift from Minoan to Mycenaean culture (details)
  • Burial containing whole cannabis plants in northwest China suggests local cultivation nearly 3,000 years ago (details)


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Audio News for October 2 through October 8, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 10, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Dog’s tooth at site near Stonehenge traces the journeys made by Mesolithic Britons (details)
  • Roasting pit recovered from famed buffalo jump site, with contents still inside (details)
  • DNA study suggests an answer to the riddle of the origin of ancient Polynesians (details)
  • Anatolian stela reveals Hellenistic period rental agreement, complete with penalty clauses (details)


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Audio News for September 25 through October 1, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 3, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Castle site on Okinawa contains ancient Roman coins from thousands of miles away (details)
  • Guatemalan Maya site escapes the ravages of looters to yield information about dueling kings (details)
  • New discoveries at Petra in Jordan include a massive and precisely engineered water system in the desert (details)
  • Waterlogged Bronze Age hoard in Lancashire contains well-preserved botanical specimens (details)


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Audio News for September 18 through 24, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 26, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bones from Antikythera shipwreck may yield DNA data about the sailors (details)
  • World’s oldest fishhooks found in 23,000 year old Japanese cave site (details)
  • World’s oldest indigo blue fabric found in Peru (details)
  • High-tech glimpse into ancient Biblical text solves one mystery and offers hope for many more (details)


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Audio News for September 11 through 17, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 19, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Byzantine-era stable found in an Israeli cave contains a rich deposit of ancient, well-preserved manure (details)
  • Tip from an Inuit hunter leads to the historic discovery of the legendary British ship, H.M.S. Terror (details)
  • Residue from a Bronze Age pot in Denmark may be a ruined attempt at cheesemaking (details)
  • Pipeline project on the northern Plains pits native rights and archaeological resources against big oil (details)


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Audio News for September 4 through September 10, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Tue, Sep 13, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Viking sword dates back to time of Iceland’s first settlers (details)
  • Huge Neolithic carved stone in Scotland will be unearthed for digital recording (details)
  • Medieval Bangladeshi temple reveals unique architecture and Vishnu avatar (details)
  • Grolier Codex is finally judged authentic, and is earliest known from the Americas (details)


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Audio News for August 28 through September 3, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 6, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A geochemical analysis of Alaskan hearths finds the earliest evidence of salmon exploitation in the Americas (details)
  • Replicas of Roman projectiles reveal a terrifying history of a misunderstood Scottish military site (details)
  • A crocodile-shaped architectural stone in a Oaxacan city in Mexico suggests a cultural divorce (details)
  • An early Bronze Age baby rattle found in Turkey sheds a new light on the lives of children in ancient times (details)


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Audio News for August 21 through August 27, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 29, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Melting Russian permafrost exposes medieval bronze cup from Persia (details)
  • Early Mexican codex reveals second layer of images undernea (details)
  • Rare Etruscan inscription yields name of fertility goddess (details)
  • New team pieces together old work at Thule site in Nunavut (details)


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Audio News from Archaeologica, August 14 through August 20, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 22, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • An Oregon teacher unearths an ancient toolkit in his yard (details)
  • Stonehenge’s neighbor reveals evidence of rapid changes in Neolithic political and religious systems (details)
  • A new dating technique called astrochronology uses evidence of ancient solar storms to more accurately date archaeological sites (details)
  • An ancient Chinese tomb holds complex jewelry with central Asian ties (details)


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Audio News for August 7 through August 13, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 15, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bison DNA and pollen provide two new ways to date Ice Age migration into the Americas (details)
  • Inscription links early Greek colony in the Black Sea to wars against Persia (details)
  • Unusual Bell Beaker earthwork enclosure site found in Spain (details)
  • Hawaiian coast reveals large petroglyphs in sandstone (details)


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Audio News for July 31 through August 6, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 8, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Another look at a set of burials from Cahokia casts a new light on Native American gender roles (details)
  • A new Late Bronze Age project reveals the riches of Crete’s high society (details)
  • Re-remembering the Alamo: Archaeologists believe they have found the Alamo’s fated main gate beneath modern San Antonio (details)
  • Multidisciplinary study on the North China Plain identifies an ancient flood tied to China’s first dynasty (details)


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Audio News for July 24 through July 30, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 1, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ivory tool shows how ice age people made rope (details)
  • Spanish colonial fort found on South Carolina coast (details)
  • Statue found in Israel shows ancient Egyptian political connection (details)
  • Boats and language suggest diffusion from Polynesians to California coast tribe (details)


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Audio News for July 17 through July 23, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 25, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Puerto Rican caves hold evidence of religious cultural exchange between Europeans and native Caribbean islanders (details)
  • Chinese archaeologists explore an extensive canal system at a UNESCO World Heritage Site (details)
  • A new and comprehensive tree-ring chronology may solve a century of Mesopotamian debate (details)
  • Shepherds in Egypt’s Western Desert changed burial customs and settlement patterns during a period of regional climate change (details)

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Audio News for July 10 through July 16, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 18, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New aerial survey technique reveals surprisingly complex farming in prehistoric England (details)
  • Remains of traditional ornamented padlock found in seventh-century Japanese palace garden (details)
  • Skeleton from Teotihuacan area had elongated skull and mineral decorated teeth (details)
  • Cyprus construction work uncovers huge Roman mosaic depicting feats of Hercules (details)


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Audio News for July 3 through July 9, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 11, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • 12,000 year old remains from Galilee may hint at the origins of shamanism (details)
  • A battlefield in South Carolina reveals evidence of a morale-boosting fight during the American Revolutionary War (details)
  • Archaeological experimentation indicates obsidian tools from the South Pacific may have been part of a tattoo toolkit (details)
  • Home improvement over the centuries at a 700-year old Brazilian village site challenges widely held notions about ancient housing (details)


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Audio News for June 26 through July 2, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 6, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Carthage circus had water system to keep chariot racers cool (details)
  • British Columbia road project uncovers fish camp used from prehistoric times into contact period (details)
  • New research explores how megalithic tombs served as star-tracking sites (details)
  • Ruins of city in Swat, Pakistan, include period of Indo-Greek cultural influence (details)


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Audio News for June 19 through June 25, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jun 27, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A Catalonian cave holds artifacts dating to a million years ago (details)
  • Archaeologists find a shrine and mosque devoted to a 16th-century sultan in Hungary (details)
  • Archaeologists believe a new site found prior to highway construction is nearly the oldest in New Brunswick (details)
  • Archaeologists return to Iraqi Kurdistan and make new discoveries in the origins of Middle Eastern cities (details)


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Audio News for June 12 through June 18, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jun 20, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Cherokee farmstead reveals life at the time of colonial expansion (details)
  • Pollen from poop provides new details on medieval plant eating (details)
  • Bog butter find renews interest in the ancient delicacy (details)
  • Caves used as livestock pens by Copper Age communities in northwestern Spain (details)


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Audio News for June 5 through June 11, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jun 13, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New finds in northwestern Alaska suggest a much earlier and broader metal trading network for the Thule culture (details)
  • High tech analysis of a mysterious Greek mechanism reveals its use (details)
  • A new DNA study of Australia’s oldest human remains overturns a controversial theory (details)
  • Excavating sites with satellites: new massive structure found at Petra (details)


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Audio News for May 29 through June 4, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jun 6, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Tutankhamun’s iron dagger was made from a meteorite (details)
  • Ancient Maya observatory tracked Venus as well as the sun (details)
  • From ancient wooden tablets, voices of early Londoners speak about life in Roman Britain (details)
  • When an underwater city isn’t: microbes may have created formations like columns (details)


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Audio News for May 22 through 28, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, May 30, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • 5,000-year-old brewery in China ranks with some of the earliest breweries in the world (details)
  • New study uncovers the location of the Bear River massacre in Idaho (details)
  • Stalagmite structures deep within a French cave hint at Neanderthal architecture (details)
  • A difficult high-tech exploration of high altitude rock paintings in the French Alps (details)


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Audio News for May 15 through 21, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, May 23, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancestor rituals turned jawbones into jewelry in ancient Oaxaca (details)
  • Partnership between archaeologists, builders, and museum results in big discoveries in Philadelphia (details)
  • New Kingdom town shows how Egyptians and Nubians prospered through integration (details)
  • New underwater find tells story of Roman merchant ship’s mission, cargo and fate (details)


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Audio News for May 8 through 14, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, May 16, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeology suggests huge changes in the interpretation of a president’s 19th-century home (details)
  • A new way of looking at ancient ceramics reveals the artisans’ skills (details)
  • New clues to an earlier initial settlement of the American Southeast (details)
  • Three-dimensional recreation of the Palmyra arch to tour the world (details)


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Audio News for May 1 through 7, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, May 9, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Textual study shows runestones celebrate the power of writing itself (details)
  • In Roman era Turkey, rules for horse racing cast a different light on winning (details)
  • Jamestown project unearths rare example of a common cooking grill (details)
  • Newport, Rhode Island, wreck may be onetime HMS Endeavour, famous from Captain Cook’s voyages (details)


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Audio News for April 24 through 30, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, May 2, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • An ancient shrine in Pakistan reveals Buddhist sculpture depicting Siddhartha (details)
  • A rare example of Etruscan religious writing may provide evidence of a little-known culture (details)
  • Island builders in south Florida responded to climate change, says a new interdisciplinary study (details)
  • Mosaic from the Roman city of Antioch reminds us of the good things in life (details)


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Audio News for April 17 through 23, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Apr 25, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Under the garden in England, remains of a Roman villa (details)
  • Nazca tunnel mystery solved by mapping them from space (details)
  • Egyptian building remains reveal religious details from early years of Hatshepsut (details)
  • Paleolithic art of hands in Spanish caves shows shared ideas about placement (details)


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Audio News for April 10 through 16, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Apr 18, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists use experimentation to reproduce Early Mesolithic headdresses (details)
  • Inscribed pottery fragments hint at a higher literacy rate in ancient Israel (details)
  • Controlled burning in Montana High Plains reveals a vast suite of Native American sites (details)
  • The tomb of a Catholic priest in Mexico City reveals how the Spaniards repurposed Aztec architecture (details)


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Audio News for April 3 through 9, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Apr 11, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Iron Age megalith marks temple site on Balearic Islands (details)
  • Physical trace evidence finally confirms Hannibal’s route across the Alps (details)
  • City swallowed by sea rediscovered off Indian coast (details)
  • Meta-analysis shows strong role of settlements in South America’s prehistoric population growth (details)


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Audio News for March 27 through April 2, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Apr 4, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A hunt for new Viking sites in the New World heads to space (details)
  • High-tech view of the mummy of Ramses III shows evidence of a violent death (details)
  • Following ISIS retreat, archaeologists assess the damage to Palmyra’s archaeological treasures (details)
  • Rare Etruscan inscription reveals little-known details of an ancient foundational culture (details)


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Audio News for March 20 through 26, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Mar 28, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Early Japanese pottery use may show rise of social rituals (details)
  • Bison bones in Arizona site raise new questions about Southwestern subsistence (details)
  • Ontario light rail excavation uncovers earlier transit technology: a corduroy road (details)
  • Research in Laos seeks clues to puzzling Plain of Jars (details)


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Audio News for March 13 through 19, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Mar 21, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Tibetan branch of the Silk Road rewrites history of trade with China (details)
  • Cherokee tree cultivation affected the Appalachian environment well before European contact (details)
  • New analysis of fragmentary Greek texts sheds new light on a battle against Gothic invaders (details)
  • Osteological analysis of a Scandinavian medieval king stands up to a time-tested legend (details)


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Audio News for March 6 through 12, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Mar 14, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Miniature bronze weapons offer insight into early religion in eastern Arabian Peninsula (details)
  • New shipwreck may be U.S. Civil War blockade runner (details)
  • Workshop found for giant Angkor Wat bronze statues (details)
  • New pieces added to ancient marble map of Rome (details)


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Audio News for February 28 through March 5, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Mar 7, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists find an ancient Anglo-Saxon island buried beneath a farm field (details)
  • Political and cultural tensions may have been the leading cause of Cahokia’s demise (details)
  • Burials from north Sudan demonstrate an Egyptian dynastic cultural transition (details)
  • Engraved shark on a Japanese bronze sword is an overlooked discovery (details)


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Audio News for February 21 through February 27, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Feb 29, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Artifact study undermines idea that Easter Island ended in war (details)
  • New work at Star Carr produces rare Mesolithic ornament (details)
  • Medieval ship brought to surface intact in Holland (details)
  • New mega-study puts Maya collapse into context of ancient mega-droughts (details)


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Audio News for February 14 through February 20, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Feb 22, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Roman period portraits found in Egyptian tombs reveal a wide range of resources (details)
  • Stalagmites from Madagascar caves hold secrets to drastic landscape changes a millennium ago (details)
  • Archaeologists may be closer to interpreting a 90-mile long wall in the Jordanian desert (details)
  • An ancient tavern in Roman France emerges from a 1st century settlement (details)


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Audio News for February 7 through February 13, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Feb 15, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient silver mines show the depth of Athenian wealth (details)
  • Swedish site yields early version of pickled herring, on an industrial scale (details)
  • New burial study illuminates the origins, and lives, of humble Roman immigrants (details)
  • Historic Cherokee town site excavated in Tennessee (details)


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Audio News for January 31 through February 6, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Feb 8, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • What did the Romans ever do for us?" The spread of Roman intestinal parasites (details)
  • A rare well-preserved boat emerges from a cemetery site in Egypt (details)
  • Paleo diet meets slow food: Paleolithic cave site in Israel reveals tortoise on the menu (details)
  • The fight for new antibiotics turns to an ancient source in the Pacific Northwest (details)


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Audio News for January 24 through January 30, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Feb 1, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Megalithic tomb in Spain paints a picture of Neolithic farm life (details)
  • Babylonians developed early form of calculus to track the planets (details)
  • Spanish conquest in the American Southwest triggered forest fires as well as population collapse (details)
  • Gravestones of unknown rabbis reveal more about life in early northern Israel (details)


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Audio News for January 17 through January 23, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jan 25, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists find the footprints of ancient farmers in Arizona (details)
  • Historical graffiti on a medieval church details a 12th century assassination plot (details)
  • Stone carvings on the Sinai peninsula rewrite major pieces of Egyptian history (details)
  • en houses and their contents preserved in a Bronze Age fire (details)


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Audio News for January 17 through January 23, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jan 25, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists find the footprints of ancient farmers in Arizona (details)
  • Historical graffiti on a medieval church details a 12th century assassination plot (details)
  • Stone carvings on the Sinai peninsula rewrite major pieces of Egyptian history (details)
  • Fen houses and their contents preserved in a Bronze Age fire (details)


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Audio News for January 10 through January 16, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jan 18, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Very early stone tools in Indonesia are as old as hobbit-sized Flores Man (details)
  • French cave paintings may be world’s earliest depiction of volcanic eruptions (details)
  • Pre-Columbian city in Miskito Coast of Honduras shows Maya links (details)
  • World’s oldest tea found in Chinese emperor’s tomb (details)


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Audio News for January 3 through January 9, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jan 11, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A little context may go a long way toward solving an Incan mystery (details)
  • After gains in the war against Islamic State fighters, Iraq welcomes archaeologists back (details)
  • An Iron Age Knossos emerges from new investigations, outshining previous knowledge of the city (details)
  • Tikal’s neighbor holds a surprising Maya royal burial (details)


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Audio News for December 27, 2015 through January 2, 2016

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jan 4, 2016


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Town near Gibraltar yields remains from pre-Roman through late Islamic times (details)
  • Russian dig finds small military arsenal from time of Ivan the Terrible (details)
  • Roman altar shows local Turkish variation on legendary battle with the Hydra (details)
  • Best storage for nuts and bolts from civil war shipwreck: the water they came from (details)


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Audio News for December 20 through December 26, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Dec 28, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New findings from a Maya site suggest greater community autonomy during the Classic period (details)
  • Rattle found in an infant’s grave in Bronze Age Siberia (details)
  • An underwater look at Lechaion, a Corinthian harbor town (details)
  • A femur from China’s Red Deer Cave suggests early human species survived much longer (details)


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Audio News for December 13 through December 19, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Dec 21, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Turkish dig finds temple to Zeus in ancient city of Metropolis (details)
  • Pensacola dig finds site of first multi-year Spanish colony in U.S. (details)
  • Marble sphinx from Tang Dynasty shows contact with western art styles (details)
  • Sea of Galilee inscription may mark early Byzantine era synagogue (details)


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Audio News for December 6 through December 12, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Dec 14, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A Viking hoard in England brings to light a forgotten alliance (details)
  • New research at Angkor Wat reveals a slow transition to defensive use (details)
  • A switch in wood sourcing at Chaco Canyon coincided with a construction boom (details)
  • Famed 18th century shipwreck identified off Colombia’s Caribbean coast (details)


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Audio News for November 29 through December 5, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Dec 7, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Paleolithic engraving may show earliest depiction of human settlement (details)
  • Ancient Floridians moved burial grounds to cope with rising seas (details)
  • Mexican team plans exploration of possible Aztec burial chambers (details)
  • Lead artifact may be earliest evidence of lead smelting in the Levant (details)


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Audio News for November 22 through 28, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 30, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeological work at Glastonbury Abbey brings evidence to challenge the myths (details)
  • Groundbreaking DNA study challenges previously held assumptions of ancient Europe (details)
  • A lost Aegean island comes to light millennia after the battle of Arginusae (details)
  • Odd burial in Mexico associated with the worship of a drunkenness deity (details)


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Audio News for November 15 through 21, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 23, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Persian Gulf port shows wealth from pearl fishing in the 1700s (details)
  • Monte Verde survey fills in details about lifeway of earliest Americans (details)
  • Greek fort in Ukraine served as trading post with the steppes (details)
  • Early Chinese tomb yields pieces of ancient board game (details)


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Audio News for November 8 through 14, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 16, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists discovered a 15th-century church in Cape Verde at the center of the African slave trade (details)
  • Prehistoric role of honey in Neolithic Old World is older than previously thought (details)
  • A new colosseum site in Tuscany resembles its larger cousin in Rome (details)
  • DNA study of an Inca child mummy points to genetic variation lost after European contact (details)


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Audio News for November 1 through 7, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 9, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Fort fought over by the Maccabees found in Jerusalem (details)
  • New survey and synthesis of past research compiles long record for California desert base (details)
  • Birchbark letter tells tale of robbery on an early Russian road (details)
  • New Mycenean tomb yields unusual finds and information (details)


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Audio News for October 25 through 31, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Nov 2, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Class differences in Maya food resources reveal a complex system of resource management (details)
  • A team-up between dingoes and Aboriginal female hunters led to a wide dietary shift in Australia (details)
  • Highway construction threatens a new house site demonstrating the transition from Neolithic to Mesolithic culture near Stonehenge (details)
  • Geophysical methods locate a Grand-Pre Acadian church on Nova Scotia (details)


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Audio News for October 18 through 24, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 26, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Mountain hiker finds Viking sword (details)
  • World’s earliest alphabet found on ancient sherd from Luxor (details)
  • Siberian death masks recovered from large log tomb (details)
  • Roman city yields sculpture spared from early Christian destruction (details)


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Audio News for October 11 through 17, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 19, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Skulls found in 3,000 year old California burial ground evidence of kinship ties, not warfare (details)
  • Ceremonial site and surrounding village in Maryland threatened by rising sea level (details)
  • Marble block at the site of Laodicea holds laws regarding water use (details)
  • Stonehenge builders’ settlement bears evidence of feasting (details)


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Audio News for October 4 through 10, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 12, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Czech Republic grave is from leader of Roman-era Germanic tribe (details)
  • Site where conquistadors were captured in 1520 yields gruesome evidence of their fate (details)
  • Pigs digging up bracken find Scottish Ice Age site (details)
  • New mammoth find in Michigan (details)


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Audio News for September 27 through October 3, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Oct 5, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A new study suggests mummification was more common than thought in Bronze Age Britain (details)
  • A 1,500 year old mosaic floor in Israel depicts a map of an Egyptian city (details)
  • A sophisticated Bronze Age ritual sauna uncovered on Scotland’s Orkney Islands (details)
  • A new archaeological study casts light on one of the first battles of the American Revolution (details)


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Audio News for September 20 through 26, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 28, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Unusual decapitation burial in Brazil may mark early rituals of death (details)
  • Egyptian scroll reveals religious texts older than Book of the Dead (details)
  • Bronze age burial reveals new details about early society in Azerbaijan (details)
  • Excavations begin at famed Antikythera shipwreck (details)


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Audio News for September 13 through 19, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 21, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New Kushite complex of pyramids and other tombs found in Sudan (details)
  • Analysis of prehistoric sites across Australia suggest millennia of demographic trends (details)
  • A rare fortified Roman village comes to light in Germany (details)
  • A throne and audience chamber in Turkey provides clues to the origin of secular rule (details)


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Audio News for September 6 through 12, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 14, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Stonehenge survey finds giant stone circle buried underground (details)
  • Early house find expands understanding of earliest Rome (details)
  • New details on mystery armor supposedly from Spanish skeleton (details)
  • Malaysian shipwrecks reveal ancient roots of regional trade (details)


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Audio News for August 30 through September 5, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Sep 7, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Researchers identify the environmental impacts of the Maya on the past and the present (details)
  • Scottish prisoners from the 17th-century Battle of Dunbar found in a mass grave (details)
  • Archaeologists find a Bronze Age settlement off the Greek coast (details)
  • Israeli officials recover a rare Roman sarcophagus from a coastal construction site (details)


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Audio News for August 23 through 29, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 31, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Major display of sacrificed victims finally found at main Aztec temple complex (details)
  • Mycenaean palace found with new Linear B inscriptions (details)
  • New studies support manuscript suggesting Jesus had a wife, and women were disciples (details)
  • Middle eastern militants destroy ancient temple at Palmyra (details)


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Audio News for August 16 through 22, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 24, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • A 7000-year old mass grave suggests a wider pattern of regional violence and conflict during the Early Neolithic period (details)
  • A geophysical survey leads to the discovery of a Roman-period glass foundry on the Nile Delta (details)
  • High-tech analysis of a Fremont rock painting puts to rest a decades-long debate (details)
  • Syrian archaeologist murdered by ISIS defending the historic resources of Palmyra (details)


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Audio News for August 9 through 15, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 17, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Mesolithic monolith found underwater off Sicily (details)
  • Danish island dig studies five thousand year old temple (details)
  • English example adds to mystery of medieval inscribed swords (details)
  • New answers to mystery of Roanoke (details)


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Audio News for August 2 through 8, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 10, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Researchers work to decipher inscriptions from a 2,000-year old ritual bath in Jerusalem (details)
  • Dancing priestess figurine at a Bulgarian Neolithic settlement may depict one of its venerable residents (details)
  • New analysis of Siberian petroglyphs hints at Paleolithic origins (details)
  • New study of botanical material from an Arizona cave reveals Puebloan tobacco use (details)


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Audio News for July 26 to August 1, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Aug 3, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bulgarian fortress yields new evidence of early liquor making (details)
  • Neolithic site in Turkey yields new evidence on early village life (details)
  • Roman bathhouse mosaic reveals army life on imperial eastern frontier (details)
  • Remains from Jamestown colony identified as four early leaders (details)


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Audio News for July 19 to 25, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 27, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Israeli hunter-gatherer site bears very early evidence of cultivation on the Sea of Galilee (details)
  • New study brings fresh evidence of Philip of Macedon’s final resting place (details)
  • Specialized analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls uncovers an early chapter of Leviticus (details)
  • Maya monument connected to prolonged city-state Cold War (details)


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Audio News for July 12 to 18, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 20, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Viking burial weapons may link to King Canute’s invasion of England (details)
  • Texas highway work finds Caddo villages (details)
  • Famed protest camp in Nevada yields archaeological insights (details)
  • Traces of early Indian port found in Goa (details)


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Audio News for July 5 to 11, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 13, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists discover a second shipwreck from Kublai Khan’s failed 13th century invasion of Japan (details)
  • French town of Arles holds rare Roman fresco comparable to Pompeii (details)
  • New geoglyph discoveries add to the Nazca Lines site in Peru (details)
  • South Dakota village features carbonized plant remains from a millennium ago (details)


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Audio News for June 28 to July 4, 2015

Author: Archaeological Legacy Institute
Mon, Jul 6, 2015


News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Sacred bobcat burial in Illinois (details)
  • Funnel beaker fingerprint traces ancient farmers on Denmark's coast (details)
  • New Angkor Wat dig sheds light on ordinary lives and households (details)
  • Kazakhstan burial shows arrow wound to spine (details)


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