Stonehenge home to the neolithic rave?
I know our job here is to report sensible news about heritage in Bimringham, but some stories can’t be resisted. The Telegraph tells us that it was really designed as a venue for trance music:
academic Rupert Till believes he has solved the riddle by suggesting it may have been used for ancient raves.
Mr Till, an expert in acoustics and music technology at Huddersfield University, West Yorks., believes the standing stones had the ideal acoustics to amplify a “repetitive trance rhythm”.
The original Stonehenge probably had a “very pleasant, almost concert-like acoustic” that our ancestors slowly perfected over many generations
Because Stonehenge itself is partially collapsed, Dr Till, from York, North Yorks., used a computer model to conduct experiments in sound.