Sunday, June 28, 2009

Check out prehistoric flute

So they've found parts of and reassembled a flute made of bird bone, believed to be about 35,000 years ago. Another flute found previously was estimated to be about 19,000 years old, so this pushes manmade musical instruments further back. It suggests to me that there's something very basic about music and that human beings from early on have had a powerful impulse to make music. It beats some of our other powerful impulses.

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