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Sound Archaeology: An interdisciplinary Perspective

Till, Rupert (2014) Sound Archaeology: An interdisciplinary Perspective. In: Archaeoacoustics: The Archaeology of Sound: Publication of Proceedings from the 2014 Conference in Malta. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, pp. 23-32. ISBN 978-1497591264

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When approaching a new, interdisciplinary field it is important to consider what has gone before. Music archaeology, archaeoacoustics and sound archaeology are closely related areas, which have a history stretching back 40 years or more. This paper discusses some of the previous developments in the field, providing a context for current work. It points readers to a number of different sources of further information as well as discussing some of the issues raised by working across the borders of the disciplines of music, archaeology and acoustics. It addresses intentionality, scientific studies and interpretation, as well as the freedom post-processual archaeology offers from the dogma of trying to find simple answers to complex questions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media > Popular Music Studies Research Group
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 12:24
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:19


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