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Re: Making musical instruments for Cave Art


From: linda eastman (lindacharlie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 03 2002 - 02:11:53 PDT

i found a website that describes a four-note flute made from a bear's thigh
bone found in a cave in northern yugoslavia in 1995, believed to be the
oldest known musical instrument at over 43,000 yrs old and pre-dating
one-note whistles 20-30,000 yrs old. it sure is hard to believe there
weren't drums, rattles, rythmn sticks as well.
here's the site with other links at the bottom:

linda in michigan

on 8/4/02 3:06 AM, menichino at wrote:

I do a unit on cave painting with 1st graders. Does anyone have any idea
what kind of instrument(s) could be made that might be considered
"authentic" for that time period?