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Stonehenge design inspired by sounds?

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American researcher Steven Waller states that music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge. Mr Waller is an expert in “archaeoacoustics”, looking at the role sound might have played in ancient cultures.

Waller says “my theory is that the ancient Britons, when they were hearing two pipers in a field, were experiencing sound wave interference patterns, where in certain locations as you walked around the pair of pipers, you would hear loud or quiet zones.”
Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17073206
Listen to an interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17073942
More in depth on Stonehenge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge

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