Transdisciplinary Research and Educational Outreach
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Qualified researchers are invited to get in touch.
There's plenty to be gained from the perspective that comes with knowing more about the legacy of prehistory.
Click here to find some ideas and an invitation to share your input.
Over 25 years as international program provider for Elderhostel/Road Scholar -- (until the global pandemic put an end to that) -- we brought lifelong learning and meaningful experience to thousands of inquisitive North Americans.
Are you interested in the extent of the role and power of acoustics in early ritual, ceremony and social structuring?
Beyond its natural soundscape, do you want to know more about the useful signs for identifying possible acoustic purpose in an ancient ceremonial site?
Can new public spaces incorporate features that can harness acoustic benefits of ancient structures?
How can one relay responsible scientific research about prehistory to students who are bombarded by unsupported conjecture prepared for commercial purpose?
What is the best way to responsibly document a huge and compelling story that has both audio and visual components?
What primitive concepts can be implemented to transcend cultural manipulation and inspire composition of poignant music?
Are you doing research in sound/vibration and its impact on brain activity? Would you like to develop a physiotherapeutic application?
Are you interested in exploring new treatments for disorders like addiction and depression? To what extent can we use what we have learned from antiquity to help people today?
how can the information that we have collected about Archaeoacoustics and prehistory be useful to you?
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