ABSTRACT: Wemyss Caves on the North Eastern firth of the River Forth are a multi-use site with significance in Pictish culture. The site shows evidence of a complex of 8 coastal caves with 6 still accessible. Of significance are 2 caves containing the largest single site examples of early class 1 Pictish rock carvings. The site also represents the most Southerly frontier of Pictish culture, the Forth Valley creating a natural boundary between Southern and Northern Scotland. The site has been the subject of a recent 3D mapping project, in order to complete the multi-sensory mapping an auralisation mapping of the site has taken place between the summer of 2016 and 2017. Was the site a significant acoustic site for the early Picts? The site certainly presents some clues despite the challenging environment for carrying out controlled audio recording and analysis.
|Title of host publication||Archaeoacoustics III|
|Subtitle of host publication||The third international multi-disciplinary conference on The Archaeology of Sound|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Publisher||Old Temples Study Foundation|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 23 May 2018|