- Historic Period: Around 3,000 BCE – Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient people had a very huge depth of knowledge when it came to acoustics. This was so deep that they made both indoor and outdoor theaters to specifically allow for acoustics to be much better. A lot of the knowledge revolves around the creation of musical instruments and other devices. It was the Greeks that really put their all into the study of acoustics. However, musical instruments date back to as far as 3,000 BCE in Mesopotamia. Yet some believe that music was made in other forms by people long before this. The fact is that the scientific techniques used by ancient people are still used today when it comes to acoustics. Of course, this is defined as the science of studying and understanding the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound.