Photo report

Soundscape archaeology at Guédelon Castle

A team of scientists is studying the sounds of craft activities at Guédelon Castle, an experimental construction site where craftsmen recreate or rediscover the skills of 13th century builders.
These soundscape archaeologists seek to recreate the atmosphere of a medieval construction site. In Guédelon, they record blacksmiths, quarrymen, stonemasons, masons, painters, tile makers, stringers and many other craftsmen, to study the sounds of artisanal gestures and transformations of matter, and their interactions. Sensoriality is an original tool for research and mediation on cultural heritage, and can also be used for heritage conservation or craft training. First part of a double photo reportage on soundscape archaeology.

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