2 Comments

  1. neal williams said,

    October 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Nice paper, thanks. Years back I was delighted by these articles that suddenly had the caves, already alive with the dance of light and art, now resonating with the sounds of human ritual – music, chant, dance.

    Scarre, Chris. “Painting by resonance.” Nature 338.6214 (1989): 382-382.
    Reznikoff, Iégor, and Michel Dauvois. “La dimension sonore des grottes ornées.” Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française (1988): 238-246.

    • Tom Froese said,

      October 11, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Neal!

      Yes, musical performance mattered. I continue to be impressed by how many of the archaeological sites here in Mexico were also designed to enable soundscapes in front of the temples.

      I will take a look at the references you mentioned.

      Best,
      Tom


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