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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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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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