01 April 2010

Sound recordings from ancient pottery

A few years back, Belgian researchers announced a technology that allowed ancient sounds to be recovered from the grooves in pottery. The concept is much like a vinyl LP: as the pot spins, sound vibrations are gently etched into the fabric of the pot, giving us a record of the ambient sounds of an ancient Roman pottery workshop.



Amazing stuff!

5 comments:

  1. I'll be the first to call it: Poisson d'avril!

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  2. C'est vrai (malheureusement)!

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  3. This is an April fools joke. Sorry

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  4. Anonymous, please note the date of (re)publication.

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