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Alemania: el instrumento musical más antiguo del mundo. Foto: Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart.

Alemania: el instrumento musical más antiguo del mundo. Foto: Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart.

Early modern humans could have spent their evenings sitting around the fire, playing bone flutes and singing songs 40,000 years ago, newly newly discovered ancient musical instruments indicate. The bone flutes push back the date researchers think human creativity evolved...

Cavemen's musical instruments date back 40,000 years

Early modern humans could have spent their evenings sitting around the fire, playing bone flutes and singing songs 40,000 years ago, newly newly discovered ancient musical instruments indicate. The bone flutes push back the date researchers think human creativity evolved...

Flauta feita à partir de osso.

Flauta feita à partir de osso.

A lur is cast in bronze. At one end of the tube there is a mouthpiece and at the other an ornamental plate. The ornamental plate is often decorated with between six and ten round depressions – eight is the usual number. Some lurs have small rattling-plates at the mouthpiece or the ornamental plate, and some have a carrying-chain. The lurs are masterpieces of casting. Musically they are more simple. Even today at least twelve of the Danish lurs can be played. Their sound is pleasant and…

A lur is cast in bronze. At one end of the tube there is a mouthpiece and at the other an ornamental plate. The ornamental plate is often decorated with between six and ten round depressions – eight is the usual number. Some lurs have small rattling-plates at the mouthpiece or the ornamental plate, and some have a carrying-chain. The lurs are masterpieces of casting. Musically they are more simple. Even today at least twelve of the Danish lurs can be played. Their sound is pleasant and…

♥ All the beauty in this instrument makes me smile and giggle like a child receiving a lollipop. ♥ It's just one of those things.~

♥ All the beauty in this instrument makes me smile and giggle like a child receiving a lollipop. ♥ It's just one of those things.~

Pair-Of-Rakataks-Percussion-Instruments-African-Maracas-Shakers

Pair-Of-Rakataks-Percussion-Instruments-African-Maracas-Shakers

la flauta mas antigua del mundo (42,00 años) hallada en la cueva Geissenkloesterle, Alemania

la flauta mas antigua del mundo (42,00 años) hallada en la cueva Geissenkloesterle, Alemania

Africa | Side-blown horn from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Ivory | Late 19th to mid 20th century

Africa | Side-blown horn from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Ivory | Late 19th to mid 20th century

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