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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 Kennedy, the Audio News is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Kennedy. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.
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Queer as Folklore

Charlotta Rosenberg, Arwen Meereboer, Marianne Robertsson

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A folklorist, an ethnologist and a philosopher walk into a podcast. Welcome to a semi-academic hangout where the questions are more important than the answers. Hosted by Charlotta Rosenberg, Marianne Robertsson and Arwen Meereboer. Follow us on social media! @queerasfolklore on twitter, @queerasfolklorepodcast on instagram and subscribe via your podcatcher of choice!
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Asian Ethnology Podcast introduces the work of scholars who have contributed to, or published in, the international peer-reviewed journal Asian Ethnology. It also introduces scholars and individuals whose work aligns with the topical categories of the journal.
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Roman garden may have belonged to Caligula (details) Hittite royal seal warns of punishment (details) Plant remains show how early farming unfolded in east Africa (details)(details) Peruvian temple and theater are four thousand years old (details) åBy Archaeological Legacy Institute
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Novel analysis of cave bone fragments brings lives of extinct humans on the Tibetan plateau into focus (details) (details) Newly discovered Venezuelan rock art may point to an unknown culture (details) (details) Australia’s oldest known wooden artifacts document Aboriginal rituals (details) (details) Analys…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Groundbreaking discovery in tomb-filled capital of Korea's ancient Silla Kingdom (details) Laser sensors pierce forest canopy to reveal forgotten Maya settlements (details) Gravitational wave science helps solve mystery of ancient analog computer (details) First discovery of Neanderthal with Down syndrome c…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Medieval stone catapult balls found at Kenilworth Castle (details) Sweet find in the cellars of Mount Vernon (details) Protein analysis reveals human blood in plaster used on royal tomb in Benin (details) Remains of Celtic people at Swiss site show violent death, probably in a bridge collapse (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Dietary evidence shows how a Bronze Age city in Syria survived (details) Glass beads reveal Indigenous American trade networks (details)(details) New evidence shows where survivors of Vesuvius eruption resettled (details) Dating for the world’s oldest wooden sculpture (details)(details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Cooking techniques of Mongolian nomads revealed (details) (details) Woman warrior uncovered among 25 warrior monks in Spain (details) (details) (details) Prehistoric South American rock art served as possible territory markers (details) (details) (details) Study proposes that Seahenge was built to extend th…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: 4,000 year old tablet reveals Anatolian business plan (details)(details) Ancient Egyptians may have performed cancer-treating surgeries (details)(details) Characteristics of prehistoric Central European burial mounds may indicate trends in inequality (details)(details) Seven-century-old ceremonial offerings…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Found: a forgotten, fiery moment in Hannibal's Iron Age war (details)(details)(details) Chile’s Tagua Tagua Lake served as the hunting ground for early elephants (details)(details)(details) Vikings ship horses up to 900 miles across Baltic Sea (details)(details) Greek Marines prove Bronze Age body armor was…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Thriving ancient Roman town lasted longer than believed (details) Genomes of modern viruses found in Neanderthal bones (details) Lake District stone circle may be 700 years older than Stonehenge (details) Pair buried in embrace on a horse weren't lovers, but related women (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Roman shipwreck held fish sauce (details)(details) New linguistic model shows four waves of migration into the Americas (details)(details) Microarchaeology provides new precision for early history of Jerusalem (details)(details) English study shows leprosy could come from Medieval red squirrels (details)(de…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Ancient Pueblo communicated through conch-shell trumpets (details) Ritual and medicinal plant DNA preserved under ancient Maya ball court (details)(details) Neanderthal woman’s face is reconstructed (details) Paleolithic North African hunter-gatherers ate plant-based diet (details)(details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: DNA analysis illuminates social practices of an ancient Eurasian warrior empire (details)(details)(details) Preserved Pre-Revolutionary War cherries unearthed at George Washington’s Mount Vernon (details)(details) Rare structures may have guided Neolithic farmers to the afterlife (details)(details) Interdis…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: 18th Century cleft palate prosthesis found in mouth of Polish crypt skeleton (details)(details)(details) Excavations off Great Barrier Reef prove early Aboriginal Australians crafted pottery (details)(details) Analysis of pyramid damage suggests Teotihuacan suffered through five damaging earthquakes (detail…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Newly discovered Pompeii paintings tell of the Trojan War (details) New research in Tonga reveals high population living in low-density city system (details) Virginia dig at historic log house documents Black American life after Civil War (details) 1800-year-old clay seal reveals name of Sassanid city (deta…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Air Force unit in New Mexico uncovers prehistoric site (details) Paleolithic wooden tools from Germany show diverse woodworking techniques (details) (details) Eggshells from Central Asian sites show the rapid spread of domesticated chickens (details) (details) Sand sculpture on South African coast suggests …
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Horse trading in Medieval Europe was crucial part of everyday life (details)(details) Iranian Plateau served as hub for early human migration (details)(details) Ancient Peru experienced violence and crisis during political upheaval (details) Island time capsule in northwestern Australia (details)(details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Aztec books depicting life before the Spanish now publicly owned (details) Food study points to interactions between South Americans and Polynesians (details) Preserved remains of English Bronze Age village reveal details of daily life (details) Sophisticated canoes shine light on technical skills in the Ne…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: 3,300-year-old clay tablet describes cataclysmic invasion of four Hittite Empire cities (details)(details) Largest ever South Asian whole-genome analysis points to single major migration to India from Africa 50,000 years ago (details)(details) Mass grave of Black Death victims in Nuremberg could be largest …
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: 14 wrecked ships in Bahamas may offer insight to life in the slave trade (details) 7,000-year-old burial cave in Spain includes Neanderthal-era goat bones (details) Oldest stone tools in Europe hint strongly at east-to-west migration (details) Medieval Spanish astrolabe has both Islamic and Hebrew inscripti…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Medieval French abbey reveals historical structure with over 1,000 burials (details) Obsidian blade from Texas suggests a link to Coronado’s expedition (details)(details) Genetic evidence shows that French Mesolithic hunter-gatherers avoided inbreeding (details)(details) Temple excavation indicates Philisti…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Ancient Danish gold ring suggests ties to important kingdom (details) Neanderthal tool design reveals higher-level thinking (details)(details) Historic armor reveals aspects of early colonial America (details) Local origins of the mysterious multicultural mummies in far western China (details)(details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Mesolithic megastructure in the Baltic Sea offers insight into early hunter-gatherers (details)(details) Patagonian rock art served as a generational communication tool (details)(details) Stone Age skeleton study reveals life story (details)(details)(details) New radiocarbon dating suggests independence of …
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Spanish Bronze Age gold hoard contains meteorite metal (details)(details) Archaeologists discover Roman era bone container filled with poisonous seeds (details)(details) Transition from prehistoric hunter-gatherers to farmers was a violent affair (details)(details)(details) Fascinating but challenging Amazo…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: German cave shows modern humans replaced Neanderthals locally by 45,000 years ago (details)(details) Footprints on a Moroccan beach are oldest human trackway from the region (details) Salvage dig in looted Maya tomb uncovers jade mosaic mask (details) Cold, dry years may have made plagues worse during the R…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Archaeomagnetic dating pinpoints construction of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate (details) Amateur archaeologists unearth a Roman dodecahedron in central England (details) Peruvian sites show even early hunters lived mostly on plant foods (details) New analysis confirms which relatives of Alexander the Great occupy t…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Gum disease, tooth decay common among Mesolithic hunter-gatherers (details) Like-new 14th century gauntlet discovered in Switzerland (details) New study reveals origins of western Europeans (details) Woolly mammoths shared habitat with earliest human settlements in Alaska (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: First Roman tombs dug directly into rock found in Egypt (details) Colossal Bronze Age rampart discovered around one of Arabia's longest oases (details) (details) Deep in Amazon rainforest, lasers reveal oldest cities yet (details) (details) (details) Grave of tall man with long sword may shed light on medie…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Cerne Giant was probably Hercules, and rallied early Medieval farmers fighting off Viking invaders (details) New palace found in central China, dating to fabled Xia Dynasty (details) Archaeologists at Tulum find Maya burial cave (details) Bronze buckles from central Europe may show beliefs of lost pagan cul…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: New study shows how quickly Patagonian natives adopted the horse (details) Europe’s first mega-sites thrived on a mostly vegetarian diet (details) Now underwater, northwest Australia’s continental shelf once was settled (details) Pompeii dig finds group of terracotta figurines honoring the cult goddess Cybe…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Discovery of cat and human-like figures on geoglyphs in Peru (details) New proof that Viking dentistry was remarkably advanced (details) Dental anthropologists connect all Native Americans to one East Asian migration (details) Cutting edge forensics show how nomadic man in ancient Britain ended up far from …
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Mongolia may be home to modern horse-riding equipment (details) Excavation of Pompeiian bakery shows the grim life of enslaved people (details) New Mesa Verde area rock art finds show complex cosmology and motifs (details) Curse invoking Beelzebub found in medieval German latrine (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Neolithic builders used simple tools, complex planning to build the Menga Dolmen (details) DNA research shows Slavic migration into the Balkans began in late Roman times (details) In Siberia, world's oldest fortress challenges view of how societies developed (details) Ruins of first rural Wari Empire comple…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Bone biographies” tell tales of medieval England’s common folk (details) New insights into 9,000 year-old shaman and infant burial (details) New study suggests Maya purified water with plants (details) Ancient carved trees shine light on Wiradjuri culture (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: 2,000 clay stamps found in ancient Roman municipal archive building (details) Ancient Egyptian baboon DNA reveals location of fabled port city of Punt (details) Ancient DNA reveals Uto-Aztecan languages spread to California 1,000 years earlier than thought (details) Archaeologists identify civilization-savi…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Melting ice in British Columbia reveals many sites with bone, wood and obsidian tools (details) New site in southwest Norway may be earliest evidence of regional agriculture (details) Lion mosaic found above theater in northwestern Turkey, used by Roman cult (details) Study of Aboriginal agriculture aims to…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Ukrainian skull fragments produce genomic links to modern Europeans (details) Mass burial of headless skeletons chronicles violent end to Chinese Neolithic village (details) Stunning find of over 30,000 Fourth Century bronze coins hints at Mediterranean shipwreck (details) Maya architecture at Edzná and Chi…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Evidence of human blood, bodily fluids, and psychotropic drugs found in ancient Egyptian mug (details) (details) Circular structure’s possible link to Maya serpent deity may be key to true identity of El Tigre (details) 700-year-old shipwreck reveals prosperity of China’s Maritime Silk Road (details) Eviden…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Ming dynasty stone grenades found in Great Wall dig (details) Mexico releases statement about huge painted stone snake head (details) Odd rock in medieval French painting is million-year-old Acheulean hand axe (details) Technology helped Saharan kingdom tap an underground aquifer (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Thriving Copper Age settlements in Spain were independent and cooperative (details) Evidence of fire in Portuguese cave reveals Neanderthal intelligence (details) Carbon dating cave art reveals new starting point for Puerto Rican history (details) Computer student uses AI to decipher first word from carboni…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: First direct evidence of lion hunting and the early use of a lion pelt by Neanderthals (details) Mummified poop reveals pre-Columbian cultures of the Caribbean consumed a diversity of plants (details) Research finds dramatic increase in cranial traumas as the first cities were being built, suggesting a rise…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Thousands of still-hidden structures indicate vast Pre-Columbian societies in Amazon Rain Forest (details) Prehistoric cosmic airburst forced transition from foraging to farming (details) Researchers discover that a lush land route channeled early humans out of Africa (details)(details) Evidence of human ca…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Chinese tomb inscription confirms Zhou Dynasty’s lethal power struggles (details) Analysis of Texas mummy reveals painful death, and diet of grasshoppers (details) New tablet from Hittite Empire capital records previously unknown early language (details) Arrow found under melting glacier in Norway still has…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Black earth in the Amazon has captured carbon for centuries (details) Sunken port city in Egypt reveals new treasures (details) Early hominids built wood structures long before Homo sapiens (details) Antler comb analysis shows Viking trade routes reached the Arctic (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: 2,700 year-old skeleton found in Turkey may confirm Ayanis earthquake (details) Ancient footprints suggest humans wore shoes during the Middle Stone Age (details) 3th-century artifacts found on Darb al-Hajj route likely used in magic rituals (details) 1,000-year-old pre-Inca mummy with full head of hair fou…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Rare Chinese chime bells date to Spring and Autumn period (details) Underwater Florida find may be early form of diving bell (details) Four Roman swords found in Dead Sea cave (details) Loss of Pleistocene big game could have been trigger for better hunting tools (details)…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Bee pollen debunks famous Neanderthal flower burial (details) New genetic model suggests humans once risked extinction (details) Wildfires set by post-Pleistocene humans in southern California permanently altered the ecosystem (details) Skeletons unearthed at Civil War battlefield could give insight into so…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Proteins on ancient cauldrons give first look at Bronze Age menu (details) Mount Zion discovery reveals evidence of two Jerusalem destructions (details) (details) Thunder worshipers did pre-Inca stomp on giant drum-like dance floor (details) (details) Breakthrough extraction of DNA from 2,900-year-old brick…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: China's ancient water pipe networks show no evidence of centralized state authority (details) Genome study reveals that Iceman Ötzi had dark skin and male pattern baldness (details) Medieval girl buried face down, ankles possibly tied, to prevent return from the grave (details) Sea sequin bling links Indone…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Bronze Age pyramid in Kazakhstan provides insight into Eurasian steppe civilizations (details) DNA indicates earlier arrival of African cattle in the Americas (details) Europe’s oldest stilt village discovered in Lake Orhid, Albania (details) 300,000-year-old teen jawbone points to unknown human lineage (de…
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News items read by Laura Kennedy include: Medieval features found under Exeter Cathedral in England (details) Mexico City dig uncovers village from the Teotihuacan period (details) Old Dutch fort in Ghana may hide traces of the first English slave fort in Africa (details) Bronze Age arrowhead from Swiss site made from meteorite that fell in Estonia…
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