An international multi-disciplinary event that welcomes academics, researchers, musicologists and non-presenting enthusiasts. Anyone can attend. Anticipated presentations include performance, discoveries, observations and science from around the world -- all focused on the Archaeology of Sound.
19-22 February 2014 on the Mediterranean Island of Malta
Archaeology has often focused on the visual and on physical objects, although the past was of course not silent. New technology has given us tools for identifying unusual sound behavior of the world's oldest buildings, including Malta’s remarkable megalithic temples. Our goal during this event is to pull together information and experience from a wide range of sources, seeking a thread that identifies the most fundamental application of the human experience of hearing. We are particularly interested in the role acoustic behavior may have had in the development and design of important architecture and ritual spaces throughout the ancient world, and its possible biological impact on human brain activity.
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