Oldest playable musical instruments found at Jiahu early Neolithic site in China

@article{Zhang1999OldestPM,
  title={Oldest playable musical instruments found at Jiahu early Neolithic site in China},
  author={Juzhong Zhang and G. Harbottle and C. Wang and Z. Kong},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={401},
  pages={366-368}
}
  • Juzhong Zhang, G. Harbottle, +1 author Z. Kong
  • Published 1999
  • History, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Excavations at the early Neolithic site of Jiahu in Henan Province, China have produced what may be the earliest complete, playable, tightly-dated multinote musical instruments. Jiahu was occupied from 7000 BC to 5700 BC, considerably antedating the well known Peiligang culture. Here we describe six exquisitely made complete flutes which were found in radiocarbon-dated excavation layers, along with fragments of perhaps 30 more. The flutes are made from the ulnae of the red-crowned crane (Grus… CONTINUE READING
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