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Re: Making musical instruments for Cave Art


From: menichino (menichino_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 03 2002 - 16:47:58 PDT

Re: Making musical instruments for Cave ArtThanks, Linda -- what an interesting site! (And how incredibly cool that the 4 notes of the flute correspond to our do-re-mi scale!) This should give me a good start in getting something Neandertal playing!
Liz in rural NY
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  From: linda eastman
  Subject: Re: Making musical instruments for Cave Art

  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