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Category - Archaeo-acoustics

Cave Paintings, Wabi-Sabi, and Plugins

Archaeo-acoustics, DSP Philosophy

The other night, the wife and I saw Werner Herzog’s latest film, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”: The movie was a 3D documentary about the paintings found in Chauvet Cave. These paintings are believed to date from up to…

Archaeology meets DSP: CCRMA at Chavín de Huántar

Archaeo-acoustics, reverb, theory

In 2008, a team of researchers from CCRMA at Stanford University traveled with Professor John Rick to Chavín de Huántar in Peru. The purpose of the joint expedition was to measure and archive the unusual acoustics found on…

Conch trumpets, hallucinogenic cacti, and ancient reverb: Chavín de Huántar

Archaeo-acoustics, reverb

Chavín de Huántar is an archaeological site in the Peruvian Andes, where a major temple complex has existed for several thousand years. The site has a number of temples and ceremonial plazas, and is honeycombed with corridors, shafts,…

Caves, megaliths, and reverbs in the prehistoric world

Archaeo-acoustics, reverb

I have a confession to make: I was an Anthropology major. I took some courses at CCRMA as an undergraduate, but my degree was in Anthropology, with a focus in archaeology. Instead of studying the types of things…