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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 November 26 through December 2, 2017
December 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Remains of Roman fort may mark the spot where Julius Caesar invaded Britain (details)
  • New research explains old mystery of why some Indus Valley settlements were far from rivers (details)
  • Study of potential sea level rise predicts a loss of 13,000 sites in southeastern U.S. alone (details)
  • Underground cistern in southern France appears to be ritual bath from medieval Jewish quarter (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for November 19 through 25, 2017
November 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Well preserved castle discovered in lake in eastern Turkey (details)
  • Orca shaped geoglyph in southern Peru may be oldest of Nazca Lines (details)
  • Engraved limestone block and two kinds of axes found in Egypt’s Aswan (details)
  • New algorithm developed for locating lost cities in ancient Assyrian trade network (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for November 12 through 18, 2017
November 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Cluny Abbey diggers find medieval stash of coins (details)
  • Fire torches 4,000-year-old temple in Peru, damaging most of its famous early murals (details)
  • Cross-cultural study shows social inequality arose in early agricultural societies (details)
  • Arabian rock carvings of dogs on leashes may be world’s oldest (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for November 5 through 11, 2017
November 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Engraved sundial provides information on Roman colony in central Italy (details)
  • Individual toolkits across a pre-Incan site in the Andes indicate a lack of social hierarchy (details)
  • Finely engraved seal stone discovered in Greek warrior’s tomb (details)
  • Three royal baths in Xi’an may be oldest baths discovered in China (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for October 29 through November 5, 2017
November 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Rock art from caves off Puerto Rico pre-dates European arrival (details)
  • Woman in tomb at King Solomon’s Mines might have been Egyptian temple singer (details)
  • Chinese tomb holds chariots and horses of a Zheng lord (details)
  • Scottish stone carving shows ancient Pictish warrior (details)



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Audio News for October 22 through 28, 2017
October 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Early Japanese text is rule book for samurai (details)
  • Child’s tombstone carved with Coptic script found below Avenue of the Sphinxes (details)
  • Jamestown archaeologists search for remains of early leaders (details)
  • Navigation device on Portuguese shipwreck may be earliest astrolabe found (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for October 15 through 21, 2017
October 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Stone walls in Saudi Arabia are old, many, and a mystery (details)
  • Silver object at newly discovered Viking fortress may link it to famous grave (details)
  • Bronze Age temple found on Greek island of Thirassia (details)
  • DNA study questions the origin of Newfoundland’s Beothuk people (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for October 8 through 14, 2017
October 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Carved antler dating to early Mesolithic period may indicate contact between people of far northern and eastern Europe (details)
  • Viking funeral garb decorated with Muslim names (details)
  • Canal connecting the ancient city of Ephesus to be cleared of silt and re-opened (details)
  • Maori adze found during remodeling of Waikanae golf course (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for October 1 through 7, 2017
October 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Obelisk in Egypt shows the influence of Old Kingdom’s most powerful queen (details)
  • From northern Alps, another axe like the one owned by Ötzi the Iceman (details)
  • Tomb of the original Santa Claus found (details)
  • New Maya site reveals distinctive carvings of ballgame players (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for September 24 through September 30, 2017
October 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Dolls and figurines discovered in 2,000-year-old children’s tombs near ancient Turkish seaport (details)
  • Satellite imagery identifies lost city in Iraq (details)
  • Bronze Age tomb in Jerusalem contains jar of toads prepared as food for the afterlife (details)
  • Pre-Columbian Peruvian villages maintain peace thanks to trading shellfish for water access (details)



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