Music Trivia: Answer 5

There has been some dispute on what is the oldest instrument found, but the oldest known instrument are flutes made from bird bone and mammoth ivory (what some call the Aurignacian Flute). In 2012, scientists used carbon dating to show that the flutes were 42,000 to 43,000 years old and were found in Geißenklösterle cave. The Aurignacian refers to an ancient culture dating from the upper Paleolithic period.

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