Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday Wonder: Acoustical Cave

We might think of a cave as a peaceful place
 but put humans into the equation
and it can become quite unnervingly noisy.

Last week Gizmodo featured a BBC video about the subterranean acoustics of Spanish caves and an explanation of how archaeologists are using the sounds to locate ancient art. Just listen:

Sarah Zhang, "Using Subterranean Acoustics to Explore Ancient Cave Art", Gizmodo, February 13, 2014


Anonymous said...

my computer is acting up today... slow and stubborn.
so no seeing the vid now.

Ruth Mowry said...

Did you happen to hear the story on Fresh Air with Terry Gross and Trevor Cox, the sonic wonders of the world?