Northwest Reverb - Reflections by James Bash and others about classical music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond
Friday, June 26, 2009
Oldest known musical instrument dates back to Stone Age
Just a couple of days ago, archaeologists showed off a flute that was found in the Hohler Fels Caves near Ulm, Germany. Carved from a bone of a Griffon Vulture, this 35,000-year-old flute has five holes and is about 8.5 inches long. The New York Times has a fuller account of this discovery here.