Assyrians

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Egyptians

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Israelis

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Aztecs

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Greeks

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Babylonians

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Incas

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Romans

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Archaeology Tabs

Archaeology Latest News

  • Audio News for September 10 through September 16, 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)
  • Audio News for September 3 through September 9, 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)
  • Audio News for August 27 through September 2, 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)
  • Audio News for August 20 through 26, 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)
  • Audio News for August 13 through 19, 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)
  • Audio News for August 6 through 12, 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)
  • Audio News for July 30 through August 5, 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)
  • Audio News for July 23 through 29, 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)
  • Audio News for July 16 through 22, 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)
  • Audio News for July 9 through 15, 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)
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