• Stonehenge Design Inspired By Sound

    by  • February 17, 2012 • History, Places, Standing Stones • 1 Comment

    Music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher.

    Steven Waller’s intriguing idea is that ancient Britons could have based the layout of the great monument, in part, on the way they perceived sound.

    Archaeoacoustics is a growing field, with researchers reporting interesting results from many prehistoric structures.

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    One Response to Stonehenge Design Inspired By Sound

    1. therese
      February 20, 2012 at 1:28 am

      studies of sound effects and acoustics at stonehenge have been presented over decades and may have a connection to the alternate innner smoothnes of the menhires where sound,rythm’s crossed over or acousticly enhanced the natuaral shallow wide bowl in which stone henge is placed .
      The live archeology commented on the distinct differance of perception if you were inside and outside the circle. A renowed Landscape archaeologist over a decade ago commented, as you enter avebury from woodhenge a small concave hillock facing to the avebrury circle and in a pecific light you can distinguish markings on the crest of the mount also recognised the natural amplification of sound moving down the wave as opposed to stone henge wher sound would travel up the shallow bowl. Personal note to M.C Gabby and her Aurora’s Lost your contact details .Many apolgies from her .I passed on your web site details but have her mob if still curious. Also sound /word experimentation at Cresswelcrags .some years ago.simple to connect to the genetic past of experiance .loved it. If you go to NewwalkMuseum Leicester to the wildspace gallery and stand under the globe in the circular gallery in the circle under it ther is a an echoing sound of your voice which when you step out of the circle is not the same. I haven’t been to many exhibition spaces which are not linear so this one albiet needing t.l.c has this effect.

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