When the Ancient World got a Soundtrack
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The technical term for the study of sound at archaeological sites is “archaeoacoustics”, an area Paul Devereux has been involved in for over 20 years, even before it became the ‘in thing’. In his return to Ancient Origins Premium, Paul will describe the three basic ways sound can be studied at various ancient sites, using many site examples from around the ancient world. And, yes, he will play soundtrack clips from some of them, so you can hear the old stones ‘speak’!
Paul is editor of Time & Mind – the Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture, the author of the ground-breaking ‘Stone Age Soundtracks’ (signed copies obtainable from PaulDevereux.co.uk), and he will be giving the keynote address at the ‘Archaeoacoustics III’ conference in Tomar, Portugal, early in October – shortly after this webinar, in fact. AO Premium Members will be getting a sneak-peek at the things that will be discussed at the conference.
Paul Devereux BA, FRSA, is one of the pioneers of what used to be called “earth mysteries”, a field that later morphed into “ancient mysteries” and other terminology, having worked in the subject area for over four decades. Paul has authored 27 books and has written many dozens of articles for both popular and academic publications. His main areas of research interest and involvement include multi-perspective studies of ancient sacred places and landscapes, the exploration of sound at archaeological sites (‘archaeoacoustics’), unexplained aerial phenomena (which he terms ‘earth lights’), the use of altered mind states by ancient peoples, along with general consciousness studies (including a major program of dreamwork at ancient sites).
Paul Devereux is author of Stone Age Soundtracks