Acoustics Based Research Questions for the Acoustics and Music of British Prehistory Research Group
1. What were the intensions of many acoustic phenomena in archaeological sites? Were those acoustic phenomena intentional?
2. Can current acoustic modelling/simulation techniques be used for archaeological sites?
2.1 What is the purpose, for research, for training, for education, or for fun?
2.2 What kinds of sound should be included?
2.3 What are the limits of current techniques?
2.4 How can different kinds of sites, in different regions, be considered?
3. How can/should current acoustic modelling/simulation techniques be further developed?
3.1 How should material characteristics be considered as input?
3.2 What are the special features of archaeological sites, compared to modern auditorium (in terms of room acoustics software) or urban situations (in terms of noise mapping software)?
4. Should we develop a standard procedure (check-list) for the acoustic investigation of archaeological sites, for example, to record temperature, humidity, wind speed, background noise in a standard way, so that comparative studies between different sites would be possible?