Acoustic characterization of three archeological sites in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico

Alejandro Ramos-Amezquita, David I. Ibarra-Zarate

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The present work shows the results obtained in collaboration with the government of the state of Guanajuato in Mexico in a project that looked to include the acoustical analysis of Archaeological sites as a tool for gatering information regarding the historical social use of the areas in question. To that end, the acoustical characterization of 3 archaeological sites recently opened to the public in the state was in order: Cañada de la Virgen, Peralta and Plazuelas. Results include the 3D modeling of the areas of interest and the simulation of the acoustic response of them using the software EASE. Specific acoustic parameters were extracted from the simulations and then analyzed in comparison to archeological hypothesis of the use of such spaces as areas of public appearances, performance, ethno-musicological reports on the type and use of musical instruments and other archaeological findings in the area in order to support or disprove such hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number040100
JournalProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2013 - 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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