The Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
Audio News for January 10th through the 16th, 2021
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey (details)
  • Facial reconstruction reveals features of buried Siberian man and his companion (details)
  • Rare female statue found in Mexican citrus grove (details)
  • Dating confirms that Sulawesi warty pig is oldest animal cave art known (details)
Audio News for January 3rd through the 9th, 2021
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species (details)
  • Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory (details)
  • Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city (details)
  • Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s historic cemetery pleads guilty (details)
Audio News for December 27th, 2020, through January 2nd, 2021
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage (details)
  • Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status (details)
  • New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii (details)
  • Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations (details)
Audio News for December 20th through the 26th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Compost islands in the Amazon (details)
  • Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone (details)
  • DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean (details)
  • Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods (details)
Audio News for December 13th through the 19th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Hoards of counterfeit silver show how rulers propped up currency in early Middle East (details)
  • Climate change, not Genghis Khan, caused the end of Central Asian kingdoms (details)
  • More skulls found from Aztec tower of skulls in Mexico City (details)
  • Scottish cross from Viking-era hoard shows craftsmanship fit for a king (details)
Audio News for December 6th through the 12th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bronze Age grave in Croatia holds bones of warrior still wearing his bronze helmet (details)
  • Norwegian ice patch reveals evidence of reindeer hunting across 6000 years (details)
  • Prehistoric Southwestern mummies show entire communities offered help to the dying (details)
  • Pandemic stay-home in UK leads to gardening, with a harvest of Tudor-era coins (details)
Audio News for November 29th through December 5th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient necropolis in Tauste adds to evidence of an extended Islamic presence (details)
  • New research techniques reveal extensive water collection systems at Tikal (details)
  • Multi-national effort unravels illegal transfer and auction of looted Greek artifacts (details)
  • Vast collections of prehistoric rock art imagery found on remote cliffs in Colombia (details)
Audio News for November 22nd through the 28th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Chewed-upon hallucinogenic plant remains found in cave with rock art (details)
  • Ancestral Puebloans used thousands of turkey feathers to make blanket (details)
  • Ancient city in Saudi Arabia now restored and open to the public (details)
  • More mask reliefs depicting traditional motifs found in ancient Turkish theater (details)
Audio News for November 15th through the 21st, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Late Roman watchtower found along lower Danube in Bulgaria (details)
  • In times of drought, early Puebloans turned to underground caves for water (details)
  • Edo period document details strict code of conduct for workers (details)
  • Race to excavate Viking longship is up against long odds (details)
Audio News for November 8th through the 14th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Remains of people and horses provide insight into Xiongnu civilization (details)
  • The true story behind the Great Fire of Rome (details)
  • New fossil discovery shows evolutionary changes in extinct human in small-scale (details)
  • The Svalbard shipwreck and where it disappeared to (details)
Audio News for November 1st through the 7th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Teeth from Bronze Age site in Spain show that women were fiber specialists (details)
  • Andes burial from 9,000 years ago reveals young, female big-game hunter (details)
  • Greenwich Palace exploration finds the spot where everything changed for Henry VIII (details)
  • Search for Tulsa Massacre remains finds coffins that were buried without marker (details)
Audio News for October 25th through the 31st, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient dog DNA is being used to help trace human history (details)
  • Research in the United States examines what it meant to be a Mississippian (details)
  • Evidence shows ancient people in Turkey successfully adapted to climate change (details)
  • Newly found signet with the image Apollo points to a pluralistic Jerusalem (details)
Audio News for October 18th through the 24th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New Nazca Line discovery shows a cat sprawling across the hillside (details)
  • As glaciers in the Alps melt, archaeologists race to rescue fragile artifacts (details)
  • Archaeologists fear retrieval of Titanic radio may disturb human remains (details)
  • Scientists find new ways to conserve Arctic Circle artifacts (details)
Audio News for October 11th through the 17th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New analysis shows Central Asian leather balls are 3,000 years old (details)
  • Climate change helped drive human cousins extinct (details)
  • Finds from Theopetra Cave show changes from Paleolithic to Neolithic in Greece (details)
  • How tourists shape the future of Confederate monuments (details)
Audio News for October 4th through the 10th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Remnants of ancient Viking temple found in Norway (details)
  • Clay figurine adorned with bone mask discovered in Siberia (details)
  • Intact human cells survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (details)
  • This is no place to call home (details)
Audio News for September 27th through October 3rd, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient humans in the Amazon used managed forest practices (details)
  • Archaeologists determine how people first settled on Caribbean islands (details)
  • Humans have affected global ecosystems for longer than previously believed (details)
  • Renewed interest in New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt in wake of 2020 protests (details)
Audio News for September 20th through the 26th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Early edition of final Shakespeare play found in Scottish seminary in Spain (details)
  • Major exhibit on 400th anniversary of the Mayflower balances myth with truth (details)
  • Geochemistry of Egyptian bird mummies reveals they were hunted (details)
  • New dates for Hadrianopolis near Black Sea put city’s founding in the Copper Age (details)
Audio News for September 13th through the 19th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Excavation seeks remains of colonial Williamsburg’s first Black church (details)
  • Maya slave ship wreck identified off Mexican coast (details)
  • Fingerprints show both sexes painted neolithic art (details)
  • DNA study of Viking burials shows they weren’t all Scandinavians (details)
Audio News for September 6th through the 12th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Fruit ripens from 2,000 year old seeds (details)
  • Drone footage reveals earthwork in American Midwest (details)
  • Evidence points to high literacy rates among 7th Century BC Judahites (details)
  • Why genetic advance pre-dates cultural advances in Homo sapiens (details)
Audio News for August 30th through September 5th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient cult threw offerings into the sea for 400 years (details)
  • Cyclones may have contributed to Maya decline (details)
  • Population decline on Easter Island serves lesson for the planet (details)
  • Face down burial raises questions about past pandemics (details)
Audio News for August 23rd through the 29th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan (details)
  • Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets (details)
  • Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts (details)
  • Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies (details)
Audio News for August 16th through the 22nd, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Boxgrove site in Britain offers rare glimpse of ice age tool kit (details)
  • Island chain in eastern Indonesia reveals evidence of early human migration (details)
  • Work continues on historical Black cemeteries in America (details)
  • Ancient stone monuments in Saudi Arabia offer clues to early pastoral peoples (details)
Audio News Special Edition for August 16, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • March 29, 2020: Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China (details)
  • May 10, 2020: Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective (details)
  • May 17:How ancient African societies coped with epidemics (details)
  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth (details)
Audio News for August 2nd through the 8th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Fluted tools were developed independently in North America and Arabia (details)
  • Divers find rare intact Inca offerings in South American lake (details)
  • Australian mining company apologizes for destroying Aboriginal heritage site (details)
  • Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort may be part of larger temple complex (details)
Audio News for July 26th through August 1st, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Coprolites in Oregon caves reveal lengthy human occupation (details)
  • Source of Stonehenge monoliths found (details)
  • Grape pips help archaeologists study ancient economy (details)
  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth (details)
Audio News for July 19th through the 25th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Studies of pirate shipwreck suggests Blackbeard abandoned it intentionally (details)
  • Viking age burials produce smallpox DNA that adds new twist to history (details)
  • New studies from Mexican cave and other early sites put North American arrival at 30,000 years ago (details)
  • New site in Jerusalem is from time of the biblical kings (details)
Audio News for July 12th through the 18th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Push for development in India paves over the past (details)
  • Excavation seeks mass graves of Tulsa race massacre victims (details)
  • New Bronze Age burial pushes back the date for earliest horse riding (details)
  • Underwater research off Australia finds new early sites (details)
Audio News for July 5th through the 11th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Dismantling a Confederate monument reveals time capsule (details)
  • Divers find ancient ocher mines on Yucatan peninsula (details)
  • Rock engravings found in Israeli burial chamber (details)
  • Archaeologists uncover the history of Ethiopian lake (details)
Audio News for June 28th through July 4th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Korea Legoland theme park plows through priceless prehistoric site (details)
  • Volcano in Alaska helped push Roman Republic to the tipping point (details)
  • Bad water in Maya city of Tikal came partly from dangerous paint (details)
  • Old spy photos and new satellite technology find 14,000 new sites in northeastern Syria (details)
Audio News for June 21st through the 27th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New C14 dates show wooden church statue is Europe’s oldest (details)
  • Stone Age harpoons discovered in Norway (details)
  • Viking outpost in Iceland resets settlement date (details)
  • Volunteers excavate Hindu temple amid pandemic (details)
Audio News for June 14th through the 20th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Research continues on Maya ruins at Uxmal (details)
  • Sri Lanka reveals 48,000 year old arrowheads (details)
  • Underwater bones raise questions about doomed French expedition (details)
  • New analysis of remains from Newgrange indicates incest (details)
Audio News for June 7th through the 13th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Oldest shell midden in China discovered (details)
  • Hominins may have eaten like tapirs (details)
  • Ancient nut and tuber residue found in Papua New Guinea (details)
Audio News for May 31st through June 6th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bone isotope studies trace how maize became the cornerstone of Mesoamerican diets (details)
  • New DNA studies show multiple Caribbean migrations, followed by local culture change (details)
  • Sea otter studies help explain the past and guide the present (details)
  • Ancient death in Turkey illuminates the turbulence of early social change (details)
Audio News for May 24th through the 30th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Virtual platform brings Jewish heritage sites to life (details)
  • Genetic study of skeletons reveals Lebanon’s long continuity (details)
  • Mining company destroys sacred aboriginal site 46,000 years old (details)
  • Dental tartar shows what people ate in Japan’s Edo period (details)
Audio News for May 17th through the 23rd, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • 3D Footprints in Tanzania suggest gendered group activities (details)
  • Competition with modern humans may have been the cause of Neanderthal extinction, new research suggests (details)
  • Cadaver dogs may become archaeologists’ newest noninvasive tool (details)
  • Bone arrowpoint in southern Africa gives early date for advanced human cognition (details)
Audio News for May 10th through the 16th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Corn kernels mark rise of Cahokia metropolis (details)
  • Evolution and spread of rice in Asia triggered by global cooling (details)
  • How ancient African societies coped with epidemics (details)
  • Archaeologists date when a successful desert farming society collapsed (details)
Audio News for May 3rd through the 9th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Cahokia city causeway shows link between the living, the dead, and the Milky Way (details)
  • Early immigrants into the Indonesian islands switched from fish diet to giant rat (details)
  • High-energy X-rays help study and conserve metal artifacts from Renaissance-era ship (details)
  • Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective (details)
Audio News for April 19th through the 25th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ottoman merchant ship carried a surprisingly abundant cargo (details)
  • New study: Salish Sea basin was very densely populated and had very ancient culture (details)
  • Rising seas drove Scandinavian hunter-gatherers toward marine resources (details)
  • Culturally distinct cuisines among ancient Baltic hunter-gatherers (details)
Audio News for April 26th through May 2nd, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New series of direct dates on contact period sites upends assumptions about Iroquois history (details)
  • Bones from Çatalhöyük show practice of household burials, differences in women’s lifestyle (details)
  • Bulgarian grave mound turns up unique objects from Roman empire (details)
  • The first Africans in Mexico City reveal insights into infectious diseases (details)
Audio News for April 12th through the 18th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Melting ice in Norwegian pass reveals artifacts tracing trade and upland farming (details)
  • Molecular analysis shows history of milk and meat diet of east African cattle-herders (details)
  • Iron Age British rabbits and chickens were pets, not food, and sacred to the gods (details)
  • Sites in Alaska show heavy traffic, hunting and occupation in extreme weather (details)
Audio News for April 5th through the 11th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Oldest string ever found shows new evidence of Neanderthal brain power (details)
  • Mexican site shows how Mesoamerican copper smelting was adapted to new Spanish needs (details)
  • German Bronze Age site shows increasing similarities to Stonehenge (details)
  • London finds from 3000 years ago suggest long use for settlement and rituals (details)
Audio News for March 29th through April 4th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Watercourts kept fish from spoiling for Calusa in southern Florida (details)
  • Arkalochori Cave leads to more uncovered history about Minoan society (details)
  • Roman Emperor Caligula built floating palaces (details)
  • Mesopotamian war god's ritual site uncovered in Iraq (details)
Audio News for March 22nd through the 28th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Obsidian points used in Ohio rituals (details)
  • Plants were staple foods in the Ice Age (details)
  • Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in Chin (details)
  • Mesoamerican ball game spread earlier than previously thought (details)
Audio News for March 15th through the 21st, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Mammoth bone circle may be ice age Russian house (details)
  • New book debunks claim that Ponce de Leon was first European to see Florida (details)
  • Indonesian stone carvings are oldest stand-alone Ice Age art from southeast Asia (details)
  • New stupa find in Bangladesh is unusual pyramid shape and size (details)
Audio News for March 8th through the 14th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Protecting and preserving ancient sites at risk from sea-level rise In Florida (details)
  • Olives first domesticated 7,000 years ago in Israel, study says (details)
  • Eggshell beads made by hunter-gatherers 33,000 years ago used as a social network (details)
  • Ancient art found in Basque country changes understanding of prehistoric society (details)
Audio News for March 1st through the 7th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • 3D imaging of Roman graffiti receives award (details)
  • Biggest ivory workshop in antiquity found in Pakistan (details)
  • Surplus of bear bones found at Mississippi dig site (details)
  • New tech helps pinpoint the dawn of horse domestication (details)
Audio News for February 23rd through the 29th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New survey to search for shipwrecks off California’s Channel Islands (details)
  • Indian museum exhibit recreates Harappan menu, stirring up new fight over ancient diet (details)
  • New databases of evidence from Incan conquest period show extent of forced relocation (details)
  • Italian monastery turns up ancient sword showing development of bronze in Anatolia (details)
Audio News for February 16th through the 22nd, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Recovered crew artifacts from ill-fated Franklin Expedition support new hypotheses (details)
  • Image of Egyptian sun God Ra discovered in ancient coffin at Harvard (details)
  • Collapse of reservoir’s dam could have influenced importance of Angkor Wat (details)
  • Significant 7th century BC tomb almost lost to construction of new sports complex in Italy (details)
Audio News for February 9th through the 15th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bottled tears of love and mourning (details)
  • Ancient petroglyphs depict solstice art in Mesa Verde (details)
  • World’s possibly longest surviving folktale may have basis in fact (details)
  • More excavations planned to identify India’s legendary lost city (details)
Audio News for February 2nd through the 8th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Wasp nests utilized to date ancient Aboriginal rock art (details)
  • Portion of Central Park was once African-American community (details)
  • Curse tablets found in 2,500 year old well in Athens (details)
  • New research suggests varied origins of worlds' oldest pottery (details)
Audio News from Archaeologica, January 26th through February 1st, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Medieval mansion site explored in west London (details)
  • New studies show Cahokia area continued to thrive after giant city was abandoned (details)
  • Cave site suggests Neanderthals migrated into Siberia twice, the second time from Europe (details)
  • Assyrian gods appear in new rock carvings from Kurdistan (details)
Audio News from Archaeologica, January 19th through the 25th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Basque whaling ship reassembled in celebration of local maritime history (details)
  • Surprising DNA finds provide new insight into spread of human populations from sub-Saharan Africa (details)
  • Extensive Aboriginal ancient aquaculture system uncovered by Australian bushfires (details)
  • World’s oldest mosaic found in lost Hittite city (details)
Audio News for January 12th through the 18th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeological evidence offers glimpse of Native American life in D.C. (details)
  • Neanderthals could swim and dive for clams (details)
  • 200 interdisciplinary archaeologists work to uncover origins of Notre Dame (details)
  • Iron Age recycling in Dubai (details)
Audio News for January 5th through the 11th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New reading of a viking runestone suggests fear of a climate disaster (details)
  • Search begins for unmarked African-American graves in Clearwater (details)
  • Researchers publish 1,400 Iraqi cuneiform tablets stored at Hobby Lobby, many now missing (details)
  • New oldest sketch of Venice discovered (details)
Audio News for December 29th, 2019, through January 4th, 2020
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Cooking carbs apparently very ancient (details)
  • Human remains beneath Connecticut home may be from Revolutionary War soldiers (details)
  • Loopholes emerge in Nevada state law on Native American burials (details)
  • Atherosclerosis found in pre-contact Inuit mummies (details)
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