Acoustics and Music of British Prehistory Research Network First Symposium

Friday 19th June 2009, University of Cambridge

Pippard Lecture theatre, Cavendish Laboratory

J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE

The network will have its first public open event on 19th June. Registration and attendance is open to all, students, researchers. academics, heritage professionals and of course the general public. Please contact to confirm your attendance and let us know you are coming. We will be hearing from a number of experts in the field, as well as giving plenty of time to discussion. We will in particular be looking at what the main research questions might be in relation to the study of the acoustics and music of British prehistory. 

Directions at

Those arriving by car can park on Clerk Maxwell Road and walk to the main 
building, or they can use the Madingley Road Park & Ride. The #4 bus from 
the park & ride stops directly in front of the Cavendish. Unfortunately 
on-site parking will not be available.


1oam Arrival and Coffee

10:30 Presentations by

Ian Cross – Lithophonics in Prehistory, University of Cambridge

Aaron Watson – Multimedia monuments: exploring sound and vision in prehistory

Paul Devereux – Natural Sound Behaviour in Archaeological Contexts

Graeme Lawson – Evidenced Acoustical Behaviours and Acoustical Space: Re-integrating Sound-tools and Landscapes in Ancient Acoustics

Seb Jouan – Arup Acoustics Glasgow

Gry Baelum Nielsen – Odeon Software and Acoustics of Roman Theatres and Odea

Sarah May – English Heritage – Reverence and a Noisy Experiment at Silbury Hill 

12.45 – 1.45 Lunch

1.45 – Keynote: Arnd Adje Both – Chair of the ICTM Study Group for Music Archaeology

Research Questions in the Acoustics and Music of Prehistory: A Synthesis.

2.30 – Research Question Discussion

3.30 – 4.30 Round Table Discussion