How do people depict dinosaur sounds despite not knowing what they actually sound like? Or do they just guess and just go with it?

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How do people depict dinosaur sounds despite not knowing what they actually sound like? Or do they just guess and just go with it?

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Turns out that before the movie Jurassic Park not a lot of thought had gone into that. With the movie scientists started getting asked these questions by the crew and it started a whole lot of theory crafting leading to most of what you see in the movie as best guess. Since most Dino stuff is based off that pioneering work in Jurassic Park it’s all more or less as accurate as we can figure.

So animal sounds, like the human voice just rely on air running past/through some kind of resonator or ‘voicebox’. I remember in a highschool biology lesson we got a pig’s lungs and heart to dissect as a class demo, and the teacher showed how the squeal /grunt could be replicated by using a hand pump to pass air through it .
I’m sure I recall you here being an attempt to recreate the ‘voicebox’ of a fossil in a similar way [link to a similar article, but not quite the one I was thinking of](https://3dprint.com/106320/3d-printed-dino-skull-sound/)

Blow across a bottle, it will create a note. Now 3d map the throat and skull of a very well preserved dinosaur, write a computer program that will look at all those internal structures as ” bottles” and they can then get a good guess at how it may have sounded compared to what we know of today’s dinosaurs, the birds.