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Laura Pettigrew

Native American Georgia homestead; Belgium pollen reflects medieval diet; Irish bog butter; Chalcolithic rockshelter livestock pens in northern Spain.

Bronze in Alaska; new text on Antikythera Mechanism; new DNA study on Australia’s Mungo Man; satellite pics enable new Petra discovery.

King Tut’s meteoritic iron dagger; Maya observatory tracked Venus: writing from early Roman London; microbes made faux Greek ruins.

Chinese brewery 5000 years old; historical Idaho massacre located; stalagmite structure built by Neanderthals; high-altitude rock paintings in France.

Jewelry from jawbones in Oaxaca; Revolutionary War period discoveries in Philadelphia; merger of Egyptians and Nubians; Israel shipwreck from time of Constantine.

Swedish runestone deciphered; horse racing in Roman Turkey; Jamestown cooking grill; Captain Cook ship in Rhode Island

Buddhist shrine in Pakistan; rare Etruscan writing; island builders in south Florida; mosaic from Roman Antioch

Roman villa in England; Nazca tunnels from space; building erected by Egyptian queen; Spanish Paleolithic hand stencils

Reproducing Mesolithic headdresses; ancient Israel literacy on pottery shards; Montana burns reveal ancient features; Catholic priest tomb in Aztec temple

Megalith on Mediterranean island; animal dung marks Hannibal route; underwater city on India coastline; meta-analysis highlights South America population shifts

Possible second Viking site in Newfoundland; violent death of Ramses III; assessing ISIS damage to Palmyra; rare Etruscan stone inscription

Chemical study of Japanese pottery; Bison bones in Arizona; corduroy road in Ontario; clues to Laos Plain of Jars