Compelling Research into Ancient Acoustic Behavior to be Unveiled at First International Conference on The Archaeology of Sound. Thanks to pioneers such as Prof. Iegor Reznikoff and others who will be presenting, a new field of scientific study is opening. For the first time, at this historic conference, participants will meet to compare notes, learn from each other’s experience, conduct preliminary field work and lay the foundations for continued research.
The multi-disciplinary aspect is expected to help highly specialized experts to understand complicated principles of other fields such as archaeology, physics, neuroscience, architectural engineering, in order to create a holistic platform for interpretation.
From humankind’s oldest monuments: Göbekli Tepe and Malta’s Hypogeum to Stonehenge and Newgrange Passage Tomb, to Chavín de Huántar and Mayan pyramids in the New World -- researchers are now taking note of unusual sound behavior in the world's sacred places. The question goes beyond: “Did ancient people try to manipulate sound?” to wondering: “Why?” and even: “ to what physiological effect and can it help us today?”
19 (evening) 20, 21, 22 February 2014
Corinthia Palace Hotel, Mediterranean island of Malta
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