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Stonehenge, recreated in digital form. This new virtual tour restores the standing stones to long before they fell to ruin. And long before the noise of nearby roads obscured their surprising acoustic properties. Music technologist, Dr. Rupert Till used archaeological plans to rebuild Stonehenge digitally with all the stones at their zenith.
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The resulting acoustics, he says, would have been largely unique in prehistory.>> It's a bit like a gigantic bathroom. People say well you here that anywhere, but not 2000, 3000 years ago. There weren't any large stone buildings, so this would be one of the few human made places where you would have heard these kinds of acoustic effects.
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>> Custodians English Heritage gave Till permission to experiment amongst the stones. For the act composed to sound track of so called neolithic music using prehistoric instrument such as a drum and cow horn, as well as a soundscape of birds and the wind moving through the stones.
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e free app lets uses wonder amongst the stones and hear the sounds change.
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Our app shows different phases of that development, so you can see what it look like 5000 or 4000 years ago through that kinda 1000 years of development.>> Archaeologists believes Stonehenge was a prehistoric temple align to the sun's movements. We can never be sure whether acoustics play the part in next design.
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But the teams says, it's acoustic features are good as some concept tools and particularly suited to loud rhythmic music.
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