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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 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)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for September 17 through September 23, 2017
September 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Dolphin burial on medieval island presents an unusual puzzle (details)
  • New maps show the unique layout of ancient Teotihuacan (details)
  • New Viking boat burial found in Trondheim, Norway (details)
  • Geology suggests many Greek shrines were built over earthquake faults (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for September 10 through September 16, 2017
September 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Maya tomb in northern Guatemala may be oldest in the region to date (details)
  • Early collapse of Mycenean tomb led to preservation and protection of grave goods and burial (details)
  • Ancient Indian mathematics manuscript predates oldest inscribed zero by 500 years (details)
  • Goldsmith’s tomb near the Valley of the Kings one of many recent discoveries in Egypt (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for September 3 through September 9, 2017
September 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • DNA evidence shows huge role for women in kicking off Europe’s Bronze Age (details)
  • New studies at pre-Classic Maya site highlight the sacred nature of obsidian (details)
  • Powerful Viking warrior was a woman, tests confirm (details)
  • Search begins for early sites of Ice Age travel along now-submerged Northwest Pacific Coast (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for August 27 through September 2, 2017
September 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Ancient city of Neapolis recently discovered off the coast of Tunisia (details)
  • One of the oldest human skeletons in the Americas is found in a submerged Mexican cave (details)
  • Sculpted head found in ancient Israel city is that of mystery Egyptian pharaoh (details)
  • Archaeologists use aerial laser scanning to locate long-abandoned Polish village (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for August 20 through 26, 2017
August 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Early submarine Hunley’s Civil War battle appears to have caused its own demise (details)
  • Residue of 5,000 year old wine found on potsherd from Sicily (details)
  • Two new Mycenaean tombs found in Greece (details)
  • Babylonian tablet reveals mathematical sophistication that could revolutionize the field (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Audio News for August 13 through 19, 2017
August 2017

News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
  • Excavation on Nile’s West Bank reveal what may be a monk’s complex (details)
  • Complex decorations on Iroquoian ceramics used to understand social interactions in 16th century northeastern North America (details)
  • Chemical analysis of ancient Roman coins traces the rise of the Roman Empire to acquisition of Spanish silver mines (details)
  • Unfinished Nara Period second capital and pagoda discovered near Osaka, Japan (details)



An audio podcast in MP3 format.



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.


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