Archaeoacoustics is the discipline that explores acoustic phenomena encoded in ancient artifacts. Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of Sound, Ultrasound and Infrasound (all mechanical waves in gases liquids and solids For instance, theoretically a pot or vase could be "read" like a gramophone record or phonograph cylinder for messages from the past. A gramophone The earliest method of recording and reproducing sound was on phonograph cylinders.
One cannot say that it is the study of sounds before the invention of recording, since "to record" is a technically ambiguous action. Sound itself is ubiquitous -- it can be recorded or naturally emanate from a variety of materials and objects. Sound' is Vibration transmitted through a Solid, Liquid, or Gas; particularly sound means those vibrations composed of Frequencies Paranormalist Paul Devereux writes:
Although many scientists have claimed to have succeeded in finding sounds from ancient pottery, there has yet to be conclusive proof that such a thing is possible, and an episode of Mythbusters that tested this theory found evidence that while some generic acoustic phenomena can be found on pottery, it is unlikely that any discernible sounds (like someone talking) could be recorded on the pots unless the ancient peoples had the technical knowledge to deliberately put the sounds on the artifacts. The cast of the television series MythBusters perform experiments to verify or debunk Urban legends Old wives' tales and the like
An episode of Science Fiction Theatre called "The Frozen Sound," originally airing nationwide in July 30, 1955 , featured a similar claim. Science Fiction Theatre is a syndicated Science fiction Anthology series. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar)
Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (ˈɛʀnst ˈfloːʀɛns ˈfʀiːdʀɪç ˈkladnɪ November 30, 1756 – April 3, 1827) was a German Cymatics is the study of Wave phenomena It is typically associated with the physical patterns produced through the interaction of Sound Petroglyphs are Images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising pecking carving and abrading