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Author Mills, Steve, 1969- author

Title Auditory archaeology : understanding sound and hearing in the past / by Steve Mills
Published Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction to auditory archaeology -- The nature of sound -- A history of sound and hearing research -- Studies of sound in (pre)history -- An auditory archaeology -- Auditory archaeology in the Teleorman River Valley -- Auditory archaeology at Çatalhöyük -- Auditory archaeology in West Penwith
Summary Auditory archaeology considers the potential contribution of everyday, mundane and unintentional sounds in the past and how these may have been significant to people. Steve Mills explores ways of examining evidence to identify intentionality with respect to the use of sound, drawing on perception psychology as well as soundscape and landscape studies of various kinds. His methodology provides a flexible and widely applicable set of elements that can be adapted for use in a broad range of archaeological and heritage contexts. The outputs of this research form the case studies of the Teleorman R
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archaeology -- Social aspects.
Hearing -- Social aspects -- History.
Senses and sensation.
Sounds -- Psychological aspects -- History.
Sounds -- Social aspects -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 161132081X (electronic bk.)
9781611320817 (electronic bk.)