The sound of Palaeolithic music

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A seemingly unremarkable conch shell that laid unnoticed in Toulouse’s Museum of Natural History ended up harboring a secret for many years — evidence of Paleolithic humans using conch shells for music. The shell played low notes, and was altered in such a way that was undeniably human; the tip and outer lip of the shell had been removed, and two holes for bird bones were made in the second whorl. Read full article here

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