Wemyss Caves Auralisation Project

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchaeoacoustics III
Subtitle of host publicationThe third international multi-disciplinary conference on The Archaeology of Sound
EditorsLinda Eneix
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherOld Temples Study Foundation
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0965625258
ISBN (Print)0965625257
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2018


  • Archaeoacoustics


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