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THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOUND TO ARCHAEOLOGY
THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOUND TO ARCHAEOLOGY

Author(s): Mills Steve
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Renaissance
Keywords: senses; sound; landscape archaeology; community engagement.

Summary/Abstract: This paper provides a review of the contribution of sound to our theoretical and methodological approaches to archaeology and for the innovative and engaging dissemination of outputs from archaeological research. By acknowledging the integral role of sound as one of many elements that influence and arise from everyday life, it aims to broaden the scope of our inquiries into the dynamics of past and present landscapes and ways of life. I provide a review of research on music and sound in (pre)history and then a summary of recent auditory archaeology research by the author. I draw principally upon doctoral research in the Teleorman River Valley and introduce ideas from more recent research in the UK, at Catalhoyuk, Turkey and the current Art-Landscape Transformations project centred on the village of Măgura.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 179-195
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English