Off the Record – Intangible landscapes: measuring the acoustics of rock art sites in the Central and Western Mediterranean, 18th October

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We are very pleased to welcome Tommaso Mattioli (University of Barcelona) and Margarita Díaz-Andreu (ICREA and University of Barcelona) to give an ‘Off the Record’ World Archaeology Section seminar, on Wednesday 18th October, 5-6pm, in room 209. 

Intangible landscapes: measuring the acoustics of rock art sites in the Central and Western Mediterranean

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For some time researchers have pointed out that, in addition to the visual, other senses may explain the production and location of rock art in prehistoric landscapes. Among all the senses, an increasing attention is being paid to hearing, but measuring acoustics has proved to be a challenge. Rock art researchers usually work in remote, open-air environments in which the equipment usually employed by acoustical engineers and architects is not adequate. In this talk we will discuss how we were able to overcome this and other difficulties in the case of our examination of rock art landscapes in the Central and Western Mediterranean.

Find out more on the project website: http://www.archeoacustica.net/

Also, a reminder that this week, on Friday 13th October, 1-2pm, Gai Jorayev will be giving the first ‘Off the Record’ lunchtime seminar this term, on UAVs (drones) in Archaeology in room 209.

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