Pamela Jordan

Grant Type

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Amsterdam, U. of

Grant number

Gr. 10316

Approve Date

April 13, 2022

Project Title

Jordan, Pamela (Amsterdam, U. of) "Site Sound: Using acoustics to analyze Mount Lykaion’s ancient sanctuary to Zeus"

PAMELA JORDAN, then a graduate student at University of Amsterdam, was awarded funding in April 2022 to aid research on “Site Sound: Using Acoustics to Analyze Mount Lykaion’s Ancient Sanctuary to Zeus,” supervised by Dr. Vladimir Stissi. Funding assisted research on Mount Lykaion, Greece that was successfully carried out in August and September 2022. The work investigated the relationship of sound and architecture within the context of current sound-based practices and dynamics at the ancient sanctuary to Zeus. The primary data collected was a series of over 1600 coordinated audio field recordings of test sounds between specific positions in the sanctuary. In addition, recreations of ancient athletic competitions at the site were documented via sound and video, while informal conversations with villagers shed additional contextual light on how the sanctuary is perceived and valued by local residents beyond static architectural ruins.