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Europe's Oldest Musical Instruments!

Postby Ptarmi on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:11 am

So Neanderthal Man had culture after all.

A Little Flute Music To Warm The Cave

"They date back 35,000 to 40,000 years, making them the oldest undisputed musical instruments."

Looks like we'll have to think of another nickname for today's knuckle-dragging yobbos! ;)

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Re: Europe's Oldest Musical Instruments!

Postby Roibeárd on Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:56 pm

Remarkable finds, particular the ivory flutes. I would never have guessed they used ivory for this purpose. Seems such a unlikely material. Its so hard to hollow out even with steel tools, let alone stone. Clearly they appreciated tone and a good tune. They are from Aurignacian levels so that would make them early modern human rather then neanderthal.
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Re: Europe's Oldest Musical Instruments!

Postby Ptarmi on Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:29 pm

Sorry, I stand corrected.

I must have been thinking of these, when I mentioned Neanderthal.

The Neanderthal Flute 1

The Neanderthal Flute 2

The Neanderthal Flute 3

The Neanderthal Flute 4

The Neanderthal Flute 5

The Neanderthal Flute 6

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Re: Europe's Oldest Musical Instruments!

Postby Joze Noriker on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:11 am

Hi friends here on board!
Well i know the people from Germany they have investigated the oldest flute (ab. 38 000 BC) and i have foto how to play music on this flute.
But we have in museum in Ljubljana older instrument - another flute, the german scientists says that is not a flute. :mrgreen: This video here are of our flute.

My interests are the continental Celts - speially of my region, called Taurisci, ab. 110 BC (Lt d1). I am olso member of austrian celtic group called Boii Pannonia.
I am most aktive on two german forums: archaeoforum.de and forum gallicum.
Sorry my english is very bad, but i have much materials/fotos from the continental Celts and i am interesting to share it anytime.
Best greattings from Slowenia!

PS: i was trying to write here in the past many times and i didn't know, how to do it - seens now it works :)

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