Transdisciplinary Research and Educational Outreach
Pioneers in the emerging field of Archaeoacoustics, our purpose is to help you know things about people in prehistory that you won't find in standard textbooks!
We assemble data from many areas of science to illuminate human developments in Euro/Levantine prehistory and the story of Western Civilization. Our goal is to bring credible evidence from antiquity to meaningful purpose in the present, and to facilitate a wider perspective for 21st-century professionals.
Evolutionary Anthropologists are saying that ancient lifestyles offer clues to improving education and well-being, as hunter-gather societies show us how to bring up happier children. But how?!
We want to help with that!
New discoveries in Neuroscience are augmenting the study of Archaeoacoustics in a fascinating investigation of ancient beginnings. Here is the article that has been read in 92 countries across a sea of disciplines.
Register for notification of release of the forthcoming book!
An environmental installation for the public creates wonder in a walk-into-it physical way. This fun exposition showcases amazing ancient achievement and some big surprises about how we came to be who we are.
More details coming soon!
There's more to harnessing the full benefits of music therapy than you think. It's not simply sound, melody, pitch, rhythm. It’s also about environmental factors, physics and more.
We have recordings!
Qualified researchers are invited to get in touch.
An unprecedented modern construction with a bonus for the mind!
Imagine a place you could learn about the physics of sound and ancient human developments -- a place you could play with sound, and the space would play back with you. Imagine a futuristic location for meditation that is based on knowledge from ancient ritual spaces, but is unparalleled in the modern world.
Over 25 years as international program provider for Elderhostel/Road Scholar -- (until the global pandemic put an end to that) -- we brought thousands of inquisitive North Americans to lifelong learning and meaningful experience.
OTSF is a United States of America not-for-profit 501(c)(3) foundation. 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