Cox and colleagues’ work sheds new light on Stonehenge’s design and indicates the power of acoustic experiences. The researchers determined that “this ancient monument in southern England created an acoustic space that amplified voices and improved the sound of any music being played for people standing within the massive circle of stones. . . . Because of how stones were placed, that speech or music would not have projected beyond Stonehenge into the surrounding countryside, or even to people standing near the stone circle.” Findings were published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Bruce Bower. 2020. “Stonehenge Enhanced Sounds Like Voices or Music for People Inside the Monument.” Science News, https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stonehenge-acoustics-sounds-voices-music?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2&utm_source=Latest_Headlines&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest_Headlines