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EUR: 35,000-year-old flute oldest instrument ever found

25 Jun 2009 3:32 AM

Stone Age humans may have ripped raw meat from the bone with their teeth but they also played music .. according to a study reporting the discovery of a 35-thousand-year-old flute .. the oldest instrument known.

Found in the Ach Valley of southern Germany .. the nearly intact five-hole flute was meticulously carved with stone tools from the hollow wing-bone of a giant vulture.

Published in the British journal Nature .. the study says fragments from three ivory flutes unearthed at the same site suggest that humans enjoyed a rich musical culture.