Archeologists have found a hollowed-out bird bone, into which was carved five finger holes and a mouthpiece, making a flute. Scientists dated it at more than 35,000 years ago, which means it was made in the last major ice age. It was found in a cave in Germany that contained wall paintings and sculptures. This link gives the story and also something to click so you can hear what it sounds like.
The first known musical instrument
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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.