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Musical Event Took Place in Torch-lit at France during Stone Age

About 12,000 years ago, the well-known musical events would have taken place in torch-lit caves beside walls roofed in art, according to new archaeological research taken place in France. Stone Age-era caves there allow paintings placed in the most acoustically booming places, where sound remains or echoes.

The prime cathedrals, theaters and recital halls, researchers now theorize, might have been enthused by musical act held in caves. Iegor Reznikoff of the University of Paris stated Discovery News that he stumbled upon the Stone Age art and music connection.

“I am a specialist of the resonance of buildings and spaces, particularly of the resonance of Romanesque churches,” Reznikoff explained. “The first time I happened to be in a prehistoric cave, I tried the resonance in various parts of the cave, and quickly the question arose: Is there a relation between resonance and locations of the paintings?”

July 21st, 2008 at 9:41 am


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