Refugium represents the culmination of a two-year, collaborative research project between the departments of Music and Archaeology at the University of York. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and in partnership with the British Library and Creswell Heritage Trust, this project has taken the idea of sound in the history of Creswell Crags as both a focus of analysis and the primary form of discourse.

Other outputs of the project include a temporary sound installation within the Creswell Crags Visitors Centre,and an online archive of sound recordings which relate to the past acoustic ecologies represented in Creswell’s unique archaeological, historical and palaeoenvironmental records.

SoundTracks are:

Jon Hughes – Composer and Sound Artist

Ben Elliott – Early Prehistorian

Mark Edmonds – Landscape Archaeologist