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


Audio News for August 6 through 12, 2017
August 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient statue may provide new information on the importance of women in ancient Anatolian society (details)
  • Evidence of cannibalism in English cave may show alternative way of honoring the dead (details)
  • Anthropologists use ancient domesticated animals to study human migration in American Southwest (details)
  • Sacrificed canine remains tie mythical texts to physical evidence of young men’s Bronze Age rites of passage (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for July 30 through August 5, 2017
August 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Exceptional size and preservation marks a Roman neighborhood in southern France (details)
  • Bronze stylus from Turkey marks the importance of literacy across the Roman Empire (details)
  • Medieval Angkor hospital site produces statue of hospital shrine guardian (details)
  • Newfoundland dig uncovers a 2,000 year old camp (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for July 23 through 29, 2017
August 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient wooden lunchbox from Swiss Alps yields new information on Bronze Age diet (details)
  • Rare Persian artifact found in remote Siberian grave (details)
  • Chinese Bronze Age chariot from royal tomb shows luxury in size and style (details)
  • Mesa Verde uses social media to combat new forms of vandalism at thousand-year-old site (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for July 16 through 22, 2017
July 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Archaeologists race against time to excavate mosaic-filled Roman ruins in southwestern France (details)
  • Bioarchaeological investigation underway on 2,700-year-old Athenian mass grave (details)
  • Isotopic analysis of skulls used to interpret purpose of isolated skulls in Midwestern burial mound (details)
  • Nubian tomb dating to Egyptian New Kingdom discovered on Nile island (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for July 9 through 15, 2017
July 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Remote eastern desert of Jordan holds hundreds of ancient tombs (details)
  • New data challenge idea that Easter Island peoples committed environmental “ecocide” (details)
  • Tunnel under Teotihuacan may represent underworld origins of agriculture (details)
  • Megalithic monument carvings suggest use for moonlit ceremonies (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for July 2nd to 8th, 2017
July 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Bronze Age sun altar in northwest China provides insight into early religious practices (details)
  • New study of sound shows its importance in understanding the past (details)
  • Elaborately gilded sacrificial wolf found at Aztec temple in Mexico City (details)
  • Mountaintop baths in Turkey tell story of ancient sultans (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for June 25 to July 1, 2017
July 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Stone Age temple in Turkey used skulls in sacred cult (details)
  • Innovative acoustic analysis shows rock painters preferred locations with good echoes (details)
  • Before Avebury’s stone circle, a square one (details)
  • Andean site is oldest evidence of year-round high-altitude occupation (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for June 18 through 24, 2017
June 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Multispectral imaging technology used to identify inscriptions invisible to the naked eye (details)
  • Volcano-shaped mound may hold evidence of solar eclipse ceremony (details)
  • Large ancient Egyptian tableaus reveal new information about the development of hieroglyphic writing (details)
  • Woven basket paired with wooden base sheds light on mysterious wooden boxes on Japanese historic sites (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for June 11 through 17, 2017
June 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Medieval Ethiopian city is rediscovered (details)
  • Icelandic grave reveals Viking buried in his boat with his sword and his dog (details)
  • Siberian carved wood statue shows complexity of Mesolithic Age belief systems (details)
  • Shipwreck off California is identified as Coast Guard cutter that sank in 1917 (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for June 4 through 10, 2017
June 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Copper mask and pendant suggest emergence of Argentinean metalworking simultaneously with Peruvian metalworking (details)
  • Circular temple, ball court and evidence of human sacrifice found in Mexico City (details)
  • Neolithic monument in England 800 years older than original radiocarbon dates suggested (details)
  • Human DNA in Oregon caves may provide support for pre-Clovis cultures in North America (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.


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