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Digitalizing the sounds of the past : the soundscapes of World Heritage rock art landscapes from Spain and Mexico

@inproceedings{Farina2019DigitalizingTS,
  title={Digitalizing the sounds of the past : the soundscapes of World Heritage rock art landscapes from Spain and Mexico},
  author={Angelo Farina and Margarita D{\'i}az‐Andreu and Enrico Nicola Armelloni and Mathieu Picas and Leslie F. Zubieta and Tommaso Mattioli},
  year={2019}
}
EXTENDED ABSTRACT Anthropological studies and ethnohistorical sources
show that most hunter-gatherer and early agricultural societies around the
globe believe the world to be ensouled or numinous. This means that
natural phenomena, including acoustic effects (echoes, for example), were perceived as being linked to supernatural agents (2) (3).
Although the supernatural is everywhere, particular places in the landscape are identified as being special for transcendental communication. In… Expand

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