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Re: Making musical instruments for Cave Art


From: linda eastman (lindacharlie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 03 2002 - 05:58:31 PDT

maybe you could form a "rock" group! ha ha

on 8/4/02 7:47 AM, menichino at wrote:

Thanks, 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