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PhD candidate Jon Hughes explores link between sound and archaeology

Posted on 21 May 2014

Jon Hughes's paper on his project Sonic Horizons of the Mesolithic, in collaboration with archaeologist Ben Elliot, has been published in the World Archaeology journal

The special issue of World Archaeology explores the links between sound and archaeology; Jon and Ben's paper outlines their project called Sonic Horizons of the Mesolithic, that set out to explore the sound world of Mesolithic Britain, focussing on the specific landscape of Lake Flixton in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire. Jon worked in collaboration with the Post Glacial team at the University of York, working at the famous Star Carr archaeological site in North Yorkshire. 

More details of the project can be found at http://starcarrsonichorizons.tumblr.com/ and at the British Library Sound Archive: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/sound-and-vision/2014/04/sonic-horizons-of-the-mesolithic-sounding-out-early-prehistory-in-the-vale-of-pickering.html