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The evolution of music

Dr Iain Morley teaches human evolution and Palaeolithic archaeology at the University of Oxford. He has excavated at sites in Britain, continental Europe and North Africa and has produced several books, including The Prehistory of Music(2013). He has also been a regular contributor to programmes for television and radio.  He has recently published The Prehistory of Music

Dr Simon Wyatt is expert at experimentally reproducing prehistoric musical instruments, including flutes, bullroarers rasps and drums of bird bone, wood and ceramic. He is also a weaver of beautiful wicker baskets. He has published several articles on prehistoric sound-making and the acoustics of archaeological sites.

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We are grateful to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for their support through the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

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