Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Acoustics Project
Initiated in 2007 as an archaeoacoustical collaboration between Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and Archaeology/Anthropology

Above: Chavín from Plaza Mayor (Square Plaza).
Photo: José Luis Cruzado Coronel

Immaterial: Shells, 2022
The Met's Podcast Series: Miriam Kolar joins the conversation about shell objects in use across time and geography, now translated to museums.

Lend Me Your Ears, AURALIA Salon, 2021
Performing Archaeoacoustics: A Conversation between Sound Studies Scholar Annie Goh and Archaeoacoustician Miriam Kolar.

Overheard Episode 4: Ancient Orchestra, November 2021
a National Geographic Podcast: A conversation between Brian Gutierrez and Amy Briggs.

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans, July 2021
by Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida Environmental Journalist in Residence.
Chapter 3: The Voice of the Past, a story of Strombus shell horns and archaeoacoustics at the Chavín archaeological site.

Acoustics Today, Vol. 14, Issue 4. Winter 2018. The Magazine of the Acoustical Society of America.
Archaeoacoustics: Re-Sounding Material Culture. Miriam Kolar discusses Andean archaeoacoustics and fieldwork at Chavín.

Pasatiempo, 30 September, 2016.
Maze runners: Miriam Kolar on the mysteries of Chavín de Huántar

Physics Today, November, 2014.
ASA fall 2014: Uncanny acoustics at a Peruvian archaeological site
Strange architectural sound effects may have led ancient musicians to believe their instruments were controlled by phantom forces.

Discover Magazine, 7 November, 2012.
Notes From Earth: Our Ancestors, the Acoustical Engineers
Ancient builders designed subterranean soundscapes as stirring as any special effects.

Pacific Standard, 24 July, 2012.
The Sound of History: Mescaline, Music, and Terror

National Association of Science Writers, 27 February, 2012.
Archaeology, acoustics, and music reveal the soundscapes of ancient architecture

Inside Science, 24 February, 2012.
From Caves to Stonehenge, Ancient Peoples Painted with Sound

International Business Times, 19 February, 2012.
Chavín de Huántar: The Ancient Peruvian Site was Built to Create Ceremonial Sounds

Physics Today News Picks, 17 February, 2012.
Ancient building sites reveal sophisticated acoustic design

Irish Times, 16 February, 2012.
Ancient appliance of acoustics revealed

MSNBC Cosmic Log, 16 February, 2012.
Scientists revive sacred sounds

ScienceNOW, 16 February, 2012.
Haunting Sounds at an Ancient Peruvian Site

Archaeology, July/August 2011.
From the Trenches: Listening to the Gods of Ancient Peru

Stanford Report, 7 February, 2011.
Ancient shells meet high-tech:
Stanford researchers study the sound of pre-Incan conches

Newsweek Polska, 29 January, 2011.
Singing Tips

Science News, Vol.178 #13, 18 December 2010.
Ancient trumpets played eerie notes

National Geographic News, 16 December 2010.
Ancient Maya Temples Were Giant Loudspeakers?

Science & the Arts: from NPR's Science Friday, 1 December 2010.
Scientists Record 3,000-year-old Music; No Time Machine Required

Ciencia Cierta, 19 November 2010.
Las Caracolas Musicales De La Cultura Peruana Chavín

Wired Science, 19 November 2010.
3,000-Year-Old Conch Trumpets Play Again

Digging Digitally, 2 September 2010.
Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Acoustics Project

Valhalla Blog, 24 May 2010.
Archaeology meets DSP: CCRMA at Chavín de Huántar

ProSoundWeb, 8 July 2010.
Archaeological Acoustics Project Chooses Countryman Microphones

New Scientist, Issue 2672, 3 September 2008.
Was sound the secret weapon of the Andean elites?

"Meeting Briefs", Science,Vol 321, page 338, 18 July 2008.
ACOUSTICS '08: Sound Science Maps Venetian Canals and Peruvian Ruins

Stanford Arts Initiative Gallery, Fall 2008.
Archaeoacoustics In The Peruvian Highlands; Archaeology meets DSP: CCRMA at Chavín de Huántar