The literature review included an investigation of archaeological publications about Stonehenge. It also included a review of publications on the origins of music, music in prehistory and archaeoacoustics. Key archaeoacousticsmonograph texts included Scarre and Lawson, Archaeoacoustics[1] and the work of Aaron  Watson [2], as discussed earlier. Other relevant work included Devereux, Stone Age Soundtracks[3]; Wallin, Merker, Brown, The Origins of Music[4]; Mithen, The Singing  Neanderthals[5]Dancing in the Streets[6]; Rouget, Music and Trance[7]; the work of  Reznikoff and Dauvois[8]; Stop Look and Listen[9]The Senses Considered as  Perceptual Systems[10]The Gutenberg Galaxy[11]Fragments From  Antiquity;[12] and English Heritage’s Stonehenge in its Landscape, edited by Cleal,  Walker and Montague[13]. There exists however a wide range of other relevant publications. A current Science and Heritage Research Network, focusing on the Acoustics and Music of British Prehistory, funded by the AHRC and EPSRC, is creating a comprehensive online reading list on the subject.

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[1] Chris Scarre and Graeme Lawson, 2006.


[2] Aaron Watson, 2006; Aaron Watson and David Keating, ,1999.

[3] Paul Devereux, Stone Age Soundtracks, The Acoustic Archaeology of Ancient Sites (London, 2001).

[4] Nils Wallin, Bjorn Merker, and Steven Brown (Eds), The Origins of Music, (Cambridge MA, 2000).

[5] Steven Mithen, The Singing Neanderthals: The Origin of Music, Language, mind and Body, (London, 2005).

[6] Ehrenreich.

[7] Gilbert Rouget, Music and Trance: a Theory of the Relations between Music and Possession (Chicago 1985).

[8] I. Reznikoff and M. Dauvois, ‘La dimension sonore des grottes ornees’, Bulletin de la Soc. Prehist. Francaise, vol. 85., no. 8 (1988), pp. 238-46.

[9] Ingold.

[10] Gibson.

[11] McLuhan.

[12] Barrett.

[13] Cleal, R. M. J., Walker, K. E. and Montague, R., 1995, Stonehenge in its landscape: Twentieth century excavations English Heritage Archaeological Report 10