Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza

Partial Program of the 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics
Cancun, Mexico, 15-19 November 2010

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach

Full abstracts and program

Sessions on Acoustics of Ancient Sound Instruments


TUESDAY AFTERNOON, 16 NOVEMBER, 2010 GRAND CORAL 1B, 1:10 TO 4:45 P.M.

Session 2pAA

Architectural Acoustics: Acoustics of Pre-Columbian Buildings


David Lubman. Co-Chair
DL Acoustics, 14301 Middletown Ln., Westminster, CA 92683-4514

Andrés Medina. Co-Chair
Facultad de Ciencias, Av. Universidad 3000, 04350, México

Chair’s Introduction—1:10

Invited Papers

1:15


2pAA1. Archaeoacoustics: Suggestions for a methodological framework.
Andrés Medina, Pablo Padilla, Lizette Alegre, Guadalupe Caro, Alejandro Ramos, Tonatiuh Ruíz, and Francisca Zalaquett (UNAM, Cd. Universitaria, México City 04510, México, pabpad@gmail.com)

1:45


2pAA2. A modular computational acoustic model of ancient Chavín de Huántar, Perú.
Miriam A. Kolar, Jonathan S. Abel, Patty Huang (Ctr. for Comput. Res. in Music and Acoust., Dept. of Music, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305-8180), John W. Rick (Archaeology Ctr., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94309), Julius O. Smith, III, and Chris Chafe (Ctr. for Comput. Res. in Music and Acoust., Dept. of Music, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305-8180)

2:15


2pAA3. Acoustical solutions to archaeological mysteries at Chichen Itza’s temple of Kukulkan.
David Lubman (DLAcoust., 14301 Middletown Ln., Westminster, CA 92683-4514, dlubman@dlacoustics.com)

2:35


2pAA4. Acoustical characterization of the archaeological sites “Plazuelas” and “Peralta” in Guanajuato, México.
Alejandro Ramos (Laboratorio de Cibernética, UNAM, Av. Universidad 3000, 04350, México, alejora@gmail.com) and Andrés Medina (Facultad de Ciencias, Av. Universidad 3000, 04350, México)

2:55


2pAA5. Analysis of the acoustic response generated by the stairs of El Castillo of Chichen-Itza in relation to the sound source.
A. Tonatiuh Ruíz, Alejandro Ramos, Andrés A. Medina, and Pablo Padilla (Facultad de Ciencias, (UNAM, Universidad 3000 Circuito Exterior S/N, DF, C.P. 04510, México, ttonaru@gmail.com)

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30


2pAA6. Pyramids and basements.
Sergio Beristain ESIME, IMA, (P.O. Box 12-1022, Narvarte, 03001 México City, Mexico, sberista @hotmail.com)

3:50


2pAA7. The Northern Group Plaza in Palenque: An archaeoacoustic study.
Francisca Zalaquett (Centro de Estudios Mayas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Mario de la Cueva s.n., Ciudad de la Investigación en Humanidades, Ciudad Universitaria, Delegación Coyoacón, DF, C.P. 04510, México)

4:10

2pAA8. Ethnomusicology and musicology, a dialogue: Aproaching interdiscipline research in Mexican archaeoacustics.
Lizette Alegre and Guadalupe Caro (Programa de Maestría y Doctorado en Música, UNAM, Av. Cuahtémoc 130 depto. C-PH03 Col. Doctores, C.P. 06720, DF, México, guadalupecaro@gmail.com)

Contributed Paper

4:30


2pAA9. Acoustic study and reforcement of the temple of the sixteenth century (San Pedro Xalostoc).
Jorge Becerra García, Patricia Lorena Ramírez Rangel, and Joel Flores Martínez (Lab. of Psychoacoustics, IPN ESIME Zacatenco, Unidad Profesional “Adolfo Lopez Mateos”, Col. Lindavista, C.P. 07738, DF, México)