That was a Zelda reference. No need to thank me folks, just doing my job. So scientists have unearthed a 35,000-year old flute in Germany, making it the earliest instrument ever found (not including rocks).
It was made from the bone of a giant vulture during the Upper Paleolithic. Found in Ach Valley, in the south of Germany, the 8.7-inch long, one-inch diameter instrument has five holes, with two V-shaped notches carved on one side of it. This was the part in which the musician put the lips to blow, according to University of Tubingen's professor Nicholas Conard, the lead author of the discovery. The other end is broken just on the fifth hole.
Wait -- but I thought the oldest flute was the one Eve used to play. You know, Adam's. Zing? ZING!
35,000-year-old Flute Is First Instrument Ever [gizmodo]
Thanks to Julian, who is more of a clarinet kind of guy.
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