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Stonehenge design was 'inspired by sounds'


Music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher.

Steven Waller's intriguing idea is that ancient Britons could have based the layout of the great monument, in part, on the way they perceived sound.

He has been able to show how two flutes played in a field can produce an auditory illusion that mimics in space the position of the henge's pillars.

Mr Waller presented the idea at the AAAS meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17073206
ryaner Posted by ryaner
17th February 2012ce

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