Now, hear Stonehenge's prehistoric sounds

Q.  Which ancient Britain monument is known for its 5,000 year old prehistoric acoustics?
- Published on 12 Apr 17

a. Tower of London
b. Westminster Abbey
c. Stonehenge
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Stonehenge
Now, hear StonehengeScientists have developed an app to tap the prehistoric acoustics that swirled around Britain's ancient monument Stonehenge over the last 5,000 years.

A team of researchers spent eight years creating an app that allows you to hear the different noises the stones generated at various points over thousands of years.

While most modern archaeologists generally agree Stonehenge was some sort of prehistoric temple aligned to the movements of the sun, the researchers found the stones also had surprisingly sonorous properties.

This is one of the few human-made places where you’d have heard these kind of acoustic effects."

The app allows listeners to wander amongst the standing stones while listening to an interactive soundscape–including the sound of birds and the wind moving through the stones.

Stonehenge: Know More
  • Address: Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
  • Construction started: 3100 BC
  • Designated: 1986 (10th session)
  • Region: Europe and North America

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