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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 Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.

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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 Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.

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Short, clear, and to the point!

By @ericfeigl - Jan 01 2019
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Full of great information that's an easy listen.

Great weekly summary!

By Hyper_lexic - Aug 30 2017
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I love this weekly roundup of archaeology news.

iTunes Ratings

179 Ratings
Average Ratings
146
21
5
6
1

Short, clear, and to the point!

By @ericfeigl - Jan 01 2019
Read more
Full of great information that's an easy listen.

Great weekly summary!

By Hyper_lexic - Aug 30 2017
Read more
I love this weekly roundup of archaeology news.
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The Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica

Latest release on Sep 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Audio News for July 7th through the 13th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • 6000-year-old dart tip at Wanuskewin dig site
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  • Two dozen wine amphoras recovered in Ionian Sea
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  • Ornaments found for portable shrine used in ancient Japanese festival
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  • Ancient Dionysus cult dedicated slab to Roman emperors
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Jul 15 2019

10mins

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Rank #2: Audio News for October 27th through November 2nd, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Laser technology reveals Bronze Age monument in Forest of Dean
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  • Final journey of 5,300-year-old ice mummy identified by frozen moss
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  • Danger Cave among state monument candidates selected in Utah
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  • New excavations at Monte Verde could prove it to be earliest human settlement in South America
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Nov 04 2019

13mins

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Rank #3: Audio News for December 8th through the 14th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists uncover evidence of earliest known population in Connecticut
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  • 6,000 wine amphorae dating to time of Jesus found in shipwreck on Greek sea floor
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  • Archaeologists now can more closely date when Christianity spread to Ethiopia
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  • First evidence of head cones found in ancient Egyptian tombs
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Dec 16 2019

14mins

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Rank #4: Audio News for December 29th, 2019, through January 4th, 2020

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Cooking carbs apparently very ancient
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  • Human remains beneath Connecticut home may be from Revolutionary War soldiers
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  • Loopholes emerge in Nevada state law on Native American burials
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  • Atherosclerosis found in pre-contact Inuit mummies
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Jan 06 2020

12mins

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Rank #5: Audio News for August 11th through the 17th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Preserving the Alamo from rising groundwater in its soil
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  • Inscription from Paphos shows ancient city states in Cyprus mixed local innovation with Greek and other influences
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  • Wooden chest from Pompeii reveals magician’s toolkit of lucky charms
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  • Iceland excavations find new buildings at large Medieval and Viking era site
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Aug 19 2019

9mins

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Rank #6: Audio News for December 1st through the 7th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Frozen Pleistocene puppy may answer an ancient question: “Dog-or” wolf?
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  • Cuneiform tablets in Iraq have outer envelopes with intricate and artistic security seals
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  • Climate change threatens enormously important early sites on Puerto Rico’s coast
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  • Iron Age warrior in Yorkshire found buried on his battered shield, with horses still pulling his chariot
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Dec 09 2019

12mins

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Rank #7: Audio News for July 21st through the 27th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New study of pre-contact Panamanian site shows high importance of deer for ritual feasting
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  • Israeli site from Egyptian times produces 3500-year-old fertility goddesses
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  • Early site in Ecuador reveals new coastal archaic phase
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  • Baltic waters reveal well preserved ship from the early Age of Exploration
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Jul 29 2019

12mins

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Rank #8: Audio News for July 14th through the 20th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Discovered Galilee church could mark birthplace of Saint Peter.
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  • Analysis suggests Vikings might have stayed longer in Canada.
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  • Waterloo field hospital reveals lost limbs during first excavation.
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  • New analysis of pottery supports Stonehenge greased sled theory.
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Jul 22 2019

12mins

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Rank #9: Audio News for September 1st through the 7th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New study explains how one well-preserved Dead Sea Scroll outlasted all the others
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  • Six-headed burial in Scotland may shed light on medieval clan warfare
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  • Hohokam skeleton found below golf course in southern Arizona
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  • New Denisovan finger bone data suggests closer relationship to modern humans
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Sep 09 2019

20mins

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Rank #10: Audio News for February 9th through the 15th, 2020

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bottled tears of love and mourning
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  • Ancient petroglyphs depict solstice art in Mesa Verde
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  • World’s possibly longest surviving folktale may have basis in fact
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  • More excavations planned to identify India’s legendary lost city
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Feb 17 2020

10mins

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Rank #11: Audio News for October 20th through the 26th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Sloan Canyon, Nevada, makes plans for a new visitor center
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  • Pontius Pilate built a road leading to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount
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  • Third-graders dig up artifacts in their classroom closet in New York
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  • New evidence narrows down when early humans learned to make fire
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Oct 28 2019

11mins

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Rank #12: Audio News for December 15th through the 21st, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Cutting edge technology in Texas aids archaeologists in critical documentation of rock art sites
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  • One of the world’s most famous structures has been going by wrong name for 2,000 years
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  • Long suspected mass gravesites identified from Tulsa Race Massacre
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  • Tar gum reveals 6000-year-old human DNA
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Dec 23 2019

11mins

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Rank #13: Audio News from Archaeologica, October 13th through the 19th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Michelle Hilling, founding partner in Audio News and Archaeologica, dies after a brief illness.
    (details)
  • Archaeologist uses online map to identify 27 previously undiscovered Maya ritual sites
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  • 30 3,000-year-old Egyptian coffins opened to reveal well preserved mummies inside
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  • Cache shows what a well-prepared Bronze Age warrior brought to the battlefield
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Oct 21 2019

10mins

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Rank #14: Audio News for September 29th through October 5th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists uncover large, ancient city in Israel
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  • 19th Century neighborhood found beneath Houston park
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  • International research explores using modern techniques in fight against extinction
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  • Oldest South Asian tools found in Sri Lankan cave
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Oct 07 2019

13mins

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Rank #15: Audio News for February 23rd through the 29th, 2020

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New survey to search for shipwrecks off California’s Channel Islands
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  • Indian museum exhibit recreates Harappan menu, stirring up new fight over ancient diet
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  • New databases of evidence from Incan conquest period show extent of forced relocation
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  • Italian monastery turns up ancient sword showing development of bronze in Anatolia
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Mar 02 2020

12mins

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Rank #16: Audio News June 9th to June 15th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • In Austria, ancient charred ‘Cheerios’ open new lines of inquiry
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  • New analysis of burials and diet from digs at Rome’s seaport tells the story of Roman decline
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  • Khipus from new Peruvian site suggest system of Inca taxation on farm crops
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  • New Brunswick development brings regimental history into collision with early settlement materials
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Jun 17 2019

11mins

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Rank #17: Audio News for February 2nd through the 8th, 2020

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Wasp nests utilized to date ancient Aboriginal rock art
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  • Portion of Central Park was once African-American community
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  • Curse tablets found in 2,500 year old well in Athens
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  • New research suggests varied origins of worlds' oldest pottery
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Feb 10 2020

11mins

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Rank #18: Audio News for December 22nd through the 28th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • New research on lost North American crops proves them as productive as maize
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  • Analysis shows people from across Ireland brought their own cattle to huge Iron Age feasts
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  • In eastern Mexico, archaeologists discover huge ancient Maya palace
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  • Magnetic anomaly reveals reason behind stone circle in Scotland
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Dec 30 2019

11mins

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Rank #19: Audio News from Archaeologica, January 19th through the 25th, 2020

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Basque whaling ship reassembled in celebration of local maritime history
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  • Surprising DNA finds provide new insight into spread of human populations from sub-Saharan Africa
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  • Extensive Aboriginal ancient aquaculture system uncovered by Australian bushfires
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  • World’s oldest mosaic found in lost Hittite city
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Jan 27 2020

11mins

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Rank #20: Audio News for November 3rd through the 9th, 2019

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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • DNA shows Rome has always been a melting pot of migrants
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  • Indian Supreme Court rules that a disputed sacred site belongs to the Hindus
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  • Two wooly mammoth traps found in Mexico
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  • New research gives a chronology to cultural developments in the Mongolian steppes
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Nov 11 2019

14mins

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