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Der nachbau einer Flöte aus Mammutfenbein- neue Erkenntnisse zu Technik und Zeitaufwand

Author(s): Frank Trommer ; Angela Holdermann ; Hannes Wiedmann

Year: 2013

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The caves of the Swabian Ald near Blaubeuren (Germany) yielded in the last years some of the oldest and most interesting instruments of the Paleolithic: flutes made of bones (of vulture and swan) and even made out of mammoth ivory. They demonstrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of paleolithic man, who did not just use the evident appropriate material for his purpose (tubular long bones). The experiments focus on the crafting of the flute and use an already split and rounded piece of mammoth ivory. The authors wanted to know how much time it would take to build and ivory flute by people with different experience and skills.

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Der nachbau einer Flöte aus Mammutfenbein- neue Erkenntnisse zu Technik und Zeitaufwand. Frank Trommer, Angela Holdermann, Hannes Wiedmann. Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa Bilanz 2013. 12: 60-69. 2013 ( tDAR id: 424902)


Experiment Ivory music & musical instruments

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min long: 5.865; min lat: 47.275 ; max long: 15.034; max lat: 55.057 ;

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

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ExArc Id(s): 14013


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America