- Ancient bone flute
- Slovenia (Ljubljana)
An ancient bone flute, estimated to be about 43,000—82,000 years old, was found by Dr Ivan Turk (Slovenia), a palaeontologist at the Slovenian Academy of Science at a Neanderthal campsite in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1998. The oldest known musical instrument, it is made of an old cavebear femur segment with four holes (two complete and two partial).
Information taken from Archives (e.g. 2000).
Submitted for use in Scholastic's Modern Marvels.