Here’s another acoustic study of Stonehenge that just arrived on my desktop. I haven’t read the full study, but judging from the press release, which I’ve reproduced in full below, it’s got more going for it than some of the others. Phrases I like:
“The present day Stonehenge shows a few weak echoes and no noticeable reverberation, but because of its derelict state these results cannot be considered as representative of the original building.”
“The data gathered does not unequivocally reveal whether the site was designed with acoustics in mind… [but] shows that the space reacted to acoustic activity in a way that would have been noticeable to the Neolithic man.”
Compare and contrast…
And here are the links:
The photo shows what Stonehenge sounded like by the A303 today.