Friday, 25 May 2012

The Very Old Grey Whistle (Test)

Apparently the world's oldest musical instruments are flutes or whistles made in Germany some 42,000 years ago.

Musical instruments may have been used in recreation or for religious ritual, experts say.
And some researchers have argued that music may have been one of a suite of behaviours displayed by our species which helped give them an edge over the Neanderthals - who went extinct in most parts of Europe 30,000 years ago.


The supposed magical properties of musical instruments may be one of the most fundamental 'thing-based' superstitions.


3 comments:

Iain said...

FLA FUR BIS FLE

valdemar said...

But what does it mean? Opinions vary...

Todd T said...

Germans were already making annoying music 42,000 years ago? Awesome!