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Title: The sound of rock art: the acoustics of the rock art of southern Andalusia (Spain)
Author: Díaz-Andreu, Margarita, 1962-
García Benito, Carlos
Lazarich González, María
Keywords: Art prehistòric
Pintures rupestres
Prehistoric art
Rocks paintings
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Abstract: This paper explores the potential of acoustics to interpret the prehistoric rock art of southern Andalusia (Spain). Tests undertaken in two areas, north of the Celemín river and the Bacinete area, will form the basis of our discussion. The results obtained at a selection of rock art sites show that the two key rock art sites, El Tajo de las Figuras and the large shelter at Bacinete, both with the majority of paintings in the earlier Laguna de la Janda style, had good resonance values. In contrast, at most of the other minor sites tested, the values for resonance were negative or insignificant, regardless of whether they were painted in Laguna de la Janda or schematic style. We conclude that the major rock art sites in southern Andalusia were chosen not only for their geological appearance and location in the landscape, but also for their acoustic properties.
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It is part of: Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 2014, num. 33, p. 1-18
ISSN: 0262-5253
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