A team of French and Israeli researchers has discovered a flute made from bird bone, believed to be the oldest musical instrument in the Middle East.Has a history of over 12,000 years.
about seven instruments made from moorish bird bones A statement from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) explained that the blowing produces sounds that mimic the calls of birds of prey such as the European eagle and the kestrel.
They were discovered during excavations at Eynan Mallaha in northern Israel, near Lake Houleh, the area 700 years before our time the population was between 13,000 and 9,000 Natufians, a civilization based in the Middle East.
In a statement issued on the occasion of the publication of an article in the magazine on Friday natural science reportCNRS highlights This discovery is very rare And insisted that the choice of bone was not random.
The small bones are selected for a higher pitched sound, enabling the sound of a bird of prey to be imitated.
It is suspected These instruments can be used for hunting and playing musicbut also communicated with birds, because for Natufians they had a special system of symbols.
This proves Multiple pieces of jewelry made from claws have been found at Eynan Mallaha, a site that is important for interpreting cultural customs This creates a bridge between mobile lifestyles (based on hunting and fishing) and otherwise sedentary lifestyles (based on farming).