Research and Educational Outreach
Could there be anything new to learn from the ancient world that could somehow benefit modern humanity?
Guess what . . .
Did our ancient ancestors accidentally put us on the road to Western Civilization by listening to sound that changed their brains?
We are still evolving! Are we in danger of losing something because of the way we listen today?
Can we possibly excavate a listening tradition/practice/experience that's been buried for thousands of years in order to help modern people live better?
New discoveries in Neuroscience are augmenting the already multi-disciplinary study of Archaeoacoustics in a fascinating investigation of ancient beginnings.
Our mission is to bring the prehistoric world that shaped western civilization into the open -- where everybody can see it, understand it and recover parts that can make our lives better! Let's remove all the filters installed by history and look closely at the pure, basic core of human creativity in extraordinary bloom.
Because the more we know about what happened in the past that shaped the present,
the better chance we have of making intelligent decisions for our future.
OTSF is a United States of America not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational foundation. An international program provider for Road Scholar since 1994, the OTSF organization retired its overseas programming after getting the last group of Americans safely home from Malta in the face of the pandemic outbreak in 2020. We have worked for more than 30 years with an international array of multi-disciplinary researchers & university instructors including, but not limited to: The University of Malta, Heritage Malta, The German Archaeological Institute, Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Instituto Terra e Memória, Centre of Geosciences, Portugal, University of Huddersfield, UK, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, Scotland, UNESCO, ICOMOS, The American Anthropological Association,
The Archaeological Institute of America