Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Acoustics Project: Sound Of A 3000 Year Old Instrument

 

Enter The Site Here: Chavín de Huántar

“The Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Acoustics Project, part of the Chavín de Huántar Investigation and Conservation Project (Proyecto de Investigaciones y Conservación Chavín de Huántar, under the auspices of the Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Perú) seeks to explore the architectural and instrumental acoustics of Chavín de Huántar, a 3000-year old pre-Inca ceremonial center in the north-central sierra of Perú. The site complex includes an extensive network of labyrinthine corridors, shafts, and drains built of stone block, intact and primarily without post-period modification since the end of monumental construction around 600 B.C. The project has several aims: to measure, analyze, archive, and model the architectural and instrumental acoustics of Chavín, culminating in simulations for public interface and new archaeological research tools.”