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 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)
  • Audio News for July 2nd to 8th, 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)
  • Audio News for June 25 to July 1, 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)
  • Audio News for June 18 through 24, 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)
  • Audio News for June 11 through 17, 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)
  • Audio News for June 4 through 10, 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)
  • Audio News for May 28 through June 3, 2017
    News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
    • Four clay heads from Lebanon show mix of Greek, Phoenician and Egyptian styles (details)
    • Precolumbian teen burial from Panama shows rare evidence of bone cancer (details)
    • Celtic prince’s tomb from France reveals high craftsmanship and multicultural influence (details)
    • Mummy DNA shows the extent of Egyptian links to other ancient regions (details)
  • Audio News for May 21 through May 27, 2017
    News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
    • Well-preserved Alaskan artifacts returned to site after years of conservation in Scotland (details)
    • Archaeological site beneath base of earthen mound provides information on migration patterns of earliest inhabitants of the Americas (details)
    • Unusually positioned burial found in Medieval eastern Russian cemetery may belong to northeastern Asian tribe (details)
    • Embalming materials from Theban elite’s tomb may provide insight into Egyptian mummification process (details)
  • Audio News for May 14 through May 20, 2017
    News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
    • Aerial survey of Tiahuanaco reveals surprising new details of ancient Andean site (details)
    • Threats to Mohenjo Daro may cause loss of one of the world’s oldest unknown civilizations (details)
    • Australian island yields evidence from earliest aboriginal arrivals, more than 50,000 years ago (details)
    • Giant Viking camp in eastern England reveals how the Norsemen came to stay (details)
  • Audio News for May 7 through May 13, 2017
    News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:
    • Digital database of cave paintings in Europe allows greater research access to paintings (details)
    • Long-term early Albanian settlement identified during trans-Adriatic pipeline construction (details)
    • 18th century bundles of animal hair and cord from central Andes may contain clues to deciphering ancient Inca cords (details)
    • Burial chamber of Pharaoh’s daughter found in his second pyramid (details)
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