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Friday, 27 August 2010

Was Stonehenge a concert hall?

Latest info from New Scientist: reseachers have done some acoustic work at Stonehenge and at a full-size replica at Maryhill, Washington state, USA -- and the research shows us -- ahem, nothing very much.

The most interesting thing seems to be that the stones disturb the sound waves and make sharp sounds rather muffled if there are a lot of stones in the way. Very fascinating, no doubt, if you are an acoustic engineer. But "the results of the new investigation may help us establish its history once and for all." Excuse me -- I have come over all dizzy.....

Ref:

Acoustic archaeology: The secret sounds of Stonehenge
10:31 27 August 2010 by Trevor Cox
Stonehenge's Acoustical Signature Deciphered
Quote: "There are currently numerous controversies surrounding when, how and why Stonehenge was built, and the results of the new investigation may help us establish its history once and for all."

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