Archaeoacoustics and Neurotheology


The first manuscript from a series of experiments conducted in El Castillo cave is finally complete. This will be submitted for review very soon and we will provide a link to the document once publication is complete.

El Castillo is a very important prehistoric site in northern Spain from which we have learned much about our ancient ancestors. Of particular note, this location features the oldest known cave paintings in the world (~40800 years old) and we know that prehistoric peoples conducted ritual activity here.

Are there acoustic properties associated with El Castillo which might be involved in spiritual experience and altered consciousness? With archaeoacoustic findings obtained on-site, we proceeded to piece together a biophysical picture of how certain sacred locations could influence human physiology. This is an exciting piece relevant to archaeoacoustics, neurotheology, environmental psychology, and consciousness studies. Check back here for relevant updates!