Skip to comments.Prehistoric flute in Germany is oldest known
Posted on 06/24/2009 12:40:02 PM PDT by decimon
AP Photo/Daniel Maurer
A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is the oldest handcrafted musical instrument yet discovered, archaeologists say, offering the latest evidence that early modern humans in Europe had established a complex and creative culture.
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As a flute player, myself.....neat story! Thanks for posting. :)
must be ian anderson relative’s
I wonder what the scale sounds like?
I don't know. Can you guess at it, Rush?
Being a founding member of The Committee to Beat Jean-Pierre Rampal Severely About the Head and Shoulders With James Galway, I regard this as early evidence of Man’s Fallen State.
Looks like a Gao’uld skeleton to me...
Flute and pic player here, too!
Sure, sure, flute family but not to be pic-ky, but I’d say it was a piccolo instead of a flute considering the size and what I’d imagine the range would be.
Flute flout, Grut?
Bier straw with high pressure release ports...
I have no idea...with part of it missing. The pitch would be pretty high tho by looking at the length and bore size.
Friedrich Seeberger, a German specialist in ancient music, reproduced the ivory flute in wood. Experimenting with the replica, he found that the ancient flute produced a range of notes comparable in many ways to modern flutes. The tones are quite harmonic, he said. A replica is yet to be made of the recent discovery, but the archaeologists said they expected the five-hole flute with its larger diameter to provide a comparable, or perhaps greater, range of notes and musical possibilities.
Cheers! I’ll check it out.
Thanks decimon. Obviously made by a distant ancestor of Ian Anderson.
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Flute and pic player here, too!
Yeah, me too. Not something a lot of guys will admit to, but then, I sure met a lot of good looking young ladies while occupying that coveted First Flute position...
Oldest flute.... smallest acid drop.... when are we gonna find the most exaggeratedest headline?
Could have been made by a Neanderthal.
Bob Fink | updated March 1998 | Bob Fink
Posted on 09/11/2005 9:12:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Meanwhile I’m sitting in the dark, in 90 degree heat, while an ice cream wagon rolls by, playing a really crappy too-fast electronic-synth version of “The Sting”. :’)
Oldest Musical Instrument's 4 Notes Matches 4 of Do, Re, Mi Scale
Above: 43,ooo-82,ooo-year old Cave Bear femur bone segment with 4 holes. (2 complete holes, and 2 confirmed partial holes, one at each broken end of bone.)
Alright, the flute shown on your link is listed as older than the one on this thread, so these people are lying when they say it is the oldest flute artifact found! Wow, imagine, an Archeologist lying about their find!
Why aren’t you out there getting that ice cream in that 90 degree heat, don’t you want to be like Bozo?
Pretty much any MSM eulogy of Obama policies are pretty much the only contenders.
"An ancient bone flute segment, estimated at about 43,ooo up to 82,ooo years old, was found recently at a Neanderthal campsite by Dr. Ivan Turk, a paleontologist at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences in Ljubljana. It's the first flute ever to be associated with Neanderthals and its confirmed age makes it the oldest known musical instrument."
The do-re-mi flute (shown in the graphic posted above, thanks Fred Nerks) isn’t accepted as a flute by all, or most, and I’m not too sure it’s even accepted as an artifact by some. :’)
Did it have Helen Thomas’ name on it?
It’s an ongoing argument here...
CHEWED OR CHIPPED?
Who Made the Neanderthal Flute?
HUMANS OR CARNIVORES?
By Bob Fink
Updated Nov., 2008
Still, it makes a noise. Either way my statement about archeologist lying about their finds still holds, one or the other of these people lied about their flute and how old it was!
Pied Piper ping
Yiu can bet they’ll figure out a way to make a superlative out of “most baddest ass”!
“One time at Band Camp ....... “
That thing looks thick as a brick!
Codpiece, I believe.
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