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Introduction to Auditory Archaeology

Steve Mills

Stephen F. Mills is lecturer in IT applications in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, USA. Interested in the many different ways people in the past engaged with and understood their surroundings, including through sound and hearing, he has participated in field research in Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Romania, Turkey, the UK and the US. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a member of the landscape characterisation and mapping team supporting the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Bid (inscribed 2006). From 1998 onwards he has been a member of the Southern Romania Archaeological Project investigating prehistoric land use in Romanian river valleys. As a principal investigator he contributed to the Magura Past and Present Project (2008-2011) exploring relationships between art and archaeology to promote local heritage in a Romanian village and county museum. He is currently involved in a project investigating the dog catacombs at Saqqara, Egypt, and a project studying the impact of sea level change in the Isles of Scilly, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditory Archaeology : Understanding Sound and Hearing in the Past

Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

Scholarly Books

...MĂGURA In the yard the dogs, wildly tugging at their leads and with teeth bared, bark and yelp their misgivings about my presence; even though I have been to the farmstead several times before I am still a stranger to them. Amidst...

Muzică Populară (Romania)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Romania, the phrase muzică populară refers to a peasant music ‘corrected,’ produced and disseminated by the Romanian media, in particular those directly or indirectly connected to past or present-day (post-1989) official culture...

Auditory Archaeology in the Teleorman River Valley

Steve Mills

Stephen F. Mills is lecturer in IT applications in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, USA. Interested in the many different ways people in the past engaged with and understood their surroundings, including through sound and hearing, he has participated in field research in Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Romania, Turkey, the UK and the US. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a member of the landscape characterisation and mapping team supporting the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Bid (inscribed 2006). From 1998 onwards he has been a member of the Southern Romania Archaeological Project investigating prehistoric land use in Romanian river valleys. As a principal investigator he contributed to the Magura Past and Present Project (2008-2011) exploring relationships between art and archaeology to promote local heritage in a Romanian village and county museum. He is currently involved in a project investigating the dog catacombs at Saqqara, Egypt, and a project studying the impact of sea level change in the Isles of Scilly, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditory Archaeology : Understanding Sound and Hearing in the Past

Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

Scholarly Books

...Auditory archaeology in the Teleorman River Valley aims to determine the significance of sound to daily life in the fifth millennium cal BC. It was during this period, after approximately 4500 cal BC, that people began to invest differently...

Doina

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term doina denotes two kinds of music in Romania. Firstly, it is the name which, since the nineteenth century, intellectuals have used to designate all slow, nostalgic peasant songs with poetically elevated and archaic lyrics...

Manea/Manele

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The name manea (pl. manele) has been given to a series of musics in Romania since the nineteenth century. In its twenty-first century form manea/manele is a vocal-instrumental genre of oral music enjoyed by many young and middle-aged people...

Muzica Lăutarească

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Enciclopédia da música em Muzica lăutărească designates, in broad terms, the music produced by professional folk musicians from Romania, lăutari musicians who live off the remuneration from various festive, community- or family-centered...

Bucureşti (Bucharest)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,054,000 (2002) Bucureşti (Bucharest) is the capital of the Republic of România. In the late nineteenth century it was known as ‘Little Paris’ because the city center...

România (Romania)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 22,332,000 (2002) The Republic of România is located in Central Europe with a land area of 90,000 sq miles (230,340 sq km). România is bordered by the Black Sea to the east, Ukraine to the east and north, the Republic...