Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Acoustics Project
An archaeoacoustic collaboration between Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and Archaeology/Anthropology

Above, left: researcher Miriam Kolar using the bouquet array to make acoustic measurements in the Lanzon Gallery; right: measuring duct acoustics.
Photos: José Luis Cruzado Coronel

Current research includes aural heritage fieldwork, archaeo-ethnomusicological performance studies of the ChavĂ­n pututus, computational acoustical modeling, and auralization demonstrations of site and instrument acoustics.

In 2013, Project Director and Principal Investigator Miriam A. Kolar published her dissertation Archaeological Psychoacoustics at Chavín de Huántar, Perú, which explores the relevance and study of human auditory perception in archaeology, via the case study of auditory localization experiments conducted on site.