Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YOGAZ to 80360 or send an email»
Hear the sounds of the Stone Age at Flixton Island
8:45am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
VISITORS to a North Yorkshire archaeological site will hear the sound of their ancestors at work through a project this weekend.
A circle of speakers at the Flixton Island site, near Scarborough, will recreate the everyday sounds of life in Stone Age communities, as well as the calls of wild animals such as deer and birds which would have lived near the ancient settlement. The “soundscape” project was developed by University of York archaeology researcher Ben Elliott and PhD music student Jon Hughes.
Visitors will also be able to see the latest excavation work by university staff and students, with the latest discoveries including flint tools, bones and evidence of some of the UK’s last wild horses.
The open weekend tours run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Comments are closed on this article.