On the Suggested Bone Flute from Slovenia

  title={On the Suggested Bone Flute from Slovenia},
  author={Marcel Otte},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={271 - 272}
  • M. Otte
  • Published 2000
  • Art, Medicine
  • Current Anthropology
Cet article est consacre a une flute en os provenant du site slovenien de Divje Babe. L'origine de cet artefact provoque une discorde au sein des anthropologues dont certains rejettent son attribution au Mousterien. L'etude de cet objet conforte cependant cette hypothese. 
‘Neanderthal bone flutes’: simply products of Ice Age spotted hyena scavenging activities on cave bear cubs in European cave bear dens
  • C. Diedrich
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Royal Society Open Science
  • 2015
All stages of femur puncturing to crushing are demonstrated herein, especially on a large cave bear population from a German cave bear den, as well as on the most important cave bear scavengers of Europe, hyenas. Expand
The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) from Goyet, Belgium the bear den in Chamber B (bone horizon 4)
The Dupont collections curated at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences contain a large bone assemblage from Chamber B, horizon 4 of the third cave of Goyet (Belgium). This assemblage datesExpand
Mousterian osseous artefacts? The case of Divje babe I, Slovenia
In the Divje babe I cave in western Slovenia, several osseous artefacts were found in the Mousterian levels besides a Neanderthal bone musical instrument; they are interpreted as being projectileExpand
Summary.  The reputed Neanderthal ‘flute’ from the Slovenian site of Divje babe I has stimulated much interest and detailed research since the original publication of its discovery in 1997. In spiteExpand
The Neanderthal Musical Instrument from Divje Babe I Cave (Slovenia): A Critical Review of the Discussion
The paper is a critical review of different evidence for the interpretation of an extremely important archaeological find, which is marked by some doubt. The unique find, a multiple perforated caveExpand
Résultats de l'analyse tomographique informatisée de la plus ancienne flûte découverte à Divje babé I (Slovénie) et sa position chronologique dans le contexte des changements paléoclimatiques et paléoenvironnementaux au cours du dernier glaciaire
Resume De nouvelles analyses sedimentologiques et chronologiques furent integrees afin de determiner les taux de sedimentation, l'humidite relative et les paleotemperatures dans les depots du DernierExpand
Morfometrična in kronostratigrafska analiza ter paleoklimatska razlaga jamskih sedimentov v Divjih babah I, Slovenija
New ESR dates coupled with morphometric analyses of the clastic sediments and diagenetic aggregates were used to determine sedimentation rates, as well as relative humidity and especiallyExpand
Upper Paleolithic “Sounding Artifacts” from Mesin, Ukraine: Modification Marks
Upper Paleolithic musical instruments and the criteria whereby they may be distinguished have not received enough attention in Russian archaeology. A considerable number of presumed musicalExpand
The Mousterian Musical Instrument from the Divje babe I cave (Slovenia): Arguments on the Material Evidence for Neanderthal Musical Behaviour
Abstract In 1995, an unusually perforated femur of a juvenile cave bear was found in the Divje babe I Palaeolithic cave site in Slovenia. The supposition that it could be a flute led to heatedExpand


Taphonomy of a Suggested Middle Paleolithic Bone Flute from Slovenia
Les auteurs du present article s'interrogent sur la fonction possible d'un fragment de femur d'ours des cavernes perce de deux trous reguliers, interprete par son inventeur comme etant une flute.