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: Chavín site from North-East hills.
Photo: José Luis Cruzado Coronel

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