May 30, 2012
Scientists say that this bone flute, found at Hohle Fels Cave in Germany, is at least 42,000 years old.

Flute’s Revised Age Dates the Sound of Music Earlier
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Published: May 29, 2012
In hillside caves of southwestern Germany, archaeologists in recent years have uncovered the beginnings of music and art by early modern humans migrating into Europe from Africa. New dating evidence shows that these oldest known musical instruments in the world, flutes made of bird bone and mammoth ivory, are even older than first thought.
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Scientists say that this bone flute, found at Hohle Fels Cave in Germany, is at least 42,000 years old.


Flute’s Revised Age Dates the Sound of Music Earlier

In hillside caves of southwestern Germany, archaeologists in recent years have uncovered the beginnings of music and art by early modern humans migrating into Europe from Africa. New dating evidence shows that these oldest known musical instruments in the world, flutes made of bird bone and mammoth ivory, are even older than first thought.

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May 4, 2012
Scotland: Archaeologists uncover medieval defences on grounds of historic castle
Archaeologists have unearthed a surprising discovery on the grounds of an Aberdeenshire castle.
Experts excavating at Fyvie Castle, near Turriff, expected to uncover a 400-year-old garden.Instead they have discovered what they believe to be an 800-year-old defence system which they say teaches them a lot more about the castle’s history.Archaeologist Alison Cameron said: “Initially when I was digging down one of these post holes I found a huge piece of 13th century pottery which I knew hadn’t been moved around a lot, so I was thinking there was probably some structure underneath.”
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Scotland: Archaeologists uncover medieval defences on grounds of historic castle

Archaeologists have unearthed a surprising discovery on the grounds of an Aberdeenshire castle.

Experts excavating at Fyvie Castle, near Turriff, expected to uncover a 400-year-old garden.

Instead they have discovered what they believe to be an 800-year-old defence system which they say teaches them a lot more about the castle’s history.

Archaeologist Alison Cameron said: “Initially when I was digging down one of these post holes I found a huge piece of 13th century pottery which I knew hadn’t been moved around a lot, so I was thinking there was probably some structure underneath.”

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March 29, 2012
'Europe's oldest stringed instrument' discovered on Scots island

The history of music in Britain may be 1000 years older than originally thought.
Archaeologists have found what could be the remains of Europe’s oldest stringed instrument.
A small wooden fragment thought to be from a 2300-year-old lyre was found at an excavation site in High Pasture Cave on the isle of Skye.
Music archaeologists Dr Graeme… more

'Europe's oldest stringed instrument' discovered on Scots island

The history of music in Britain may be 1000 years older than originally thought.

Archaeologists have found what could be the remains of Europe’s oldest stringed instrument.

A small wooden fragment thought to be from a 2300-year-old lyre was found at an excavation site in High Pasture Cave on the isle of Skye.

Music archaeologists Dr Graeme… more

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