Conférence: Auralizing Archaeology in the Andes (Université Paris-Nanterre, 20 novembre 2017)

(c) José Luis Cruzado Coronel

Lundi 20 Novembre 2017 14:00 – 16:00

Conférence organisée par le projet Espace-Son de l’Université Paris-Lumières


Auralizing Archaeology in the Andes: Tracing Sonic Communication at Chavín and Huánuco Pampa 


Intervenante: Miriam Kolar (Amherst College)


Though separated by over two millennia, the Inka designers of Huánuco Pampa and their ancient Chavín antecedents innovated monumental architecture that similarly dominates its Andean landscape and crucially influences human activities. Sonic communication at these sites is contingent upon environmental structuring that facilitates or hinders a multi-directionality of messaging and social interactions. Integrative archaeoacoustics research at both sites systematically explores the sonic dynamics of space that can be leveraged for identifiable communication strategies. Novel to archaeological investigation, acoustical tests, measurements, modeling, and auralizations enable physical and perceptual understandings of site settings and sound-producing instruments


Lieu :

Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, salle 308F du LESC (3e étage).

21, allée de l’Université, Nanterre