Lokacija obsega 45m dolgo in do 15m široko jamo, ki se nahaja 230m nad reko Idrijco blizu Cerkna in je dostopna za zaključene skupine obiskovalcev. Poor bear! Greeks. We thank you! Fragment from Adagio in G Minor, Tomas Albinioni2. Raziskovalci so na tem najdišču odkrili več kot 600 arheoloških predmetov v najmanj desetih plasteh sedimentov, vključujoč 20 ognjišč, in skeletne ostanke jamskih medvedov. It has been suggested that it was made by Neanderthals, however according to Slovenian archeologist Brodar it was made by Cro-Magnon as an element of Central European Aurignacian. This is my blog for the ponderings of life, prayers, travel adventures, humor, space goodness, puns, and photos! Preliterate. It has been suggested that it was made by Neanderthals as a form of musical instrument, its hole spacing and alignment leading to its being labeled a "Neanderthal flute." There is debate as to whether or not it is also the first example of a diatonic scale use. Yes, I did type that. What goes on around us after the music stops is just as important as the music. A second voice. It was a juvenile bear so the bone was not that long. It is possibly the world’s oldest known musical instrument, and some archeologists believe that Neanderthals made it. The Divje Babe Flute is a cave bear femur pierced by spaced holes that was found in 1995 at the Divje Babe archeological park located near Cerkno in northwestern Slovenia. Wouldn’t it be so neat to actually hear it played in 40,000 BCE? Only in 2009 the dilemma if the holes in the bone were accidental or purpose-made, was finally resolved. The Divje Babe flute is 55,000 years old and was made by carving a cave bear femur. If so, I would be interested in one. The preferred elements of design were based on runes, swastikas, and Germanically interpreted “sense characters.”To illustrate, a tableware adorned with runes and Germanic symbols of salvation was produced specifically for the Wewelsburg. This allowed me to do some traveling on a few of the weekends. Another juvenile bear cub femur with holes from Divje Babe I Cave, Slovenia, a small cave bear den (cf. Organum added what to Gregorian chants? The cave site (Divje Babe I) was excavated from 1978 to 1986 by Mitja Brodar, and again from 1989 to 1995 by Ivan Turk and Janez Dirjec. Make sure to see the video played below and info via YouTubeInteresting LINKS–http://www.academia.edu/487058/Mousterian_musicianship_The_case_of_the_Middle_Palaeolithic_Divje_babe_I_bone–http://www.ukom.gov.si/en/media_relations/background_information/culture/neanderthal_flute/– scroll down – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2011.00630.x/abstract– http://archaeology.about.com/od/boneandivory/qt/ancient_flutes.htmYouTube Video and all INFO below uploaded by Primoz Jakopin VIDEO LINK to Divje Babe flute being playedQuote – “Short film, full title is Playing the Neanderthal flute of Divje babe, is authored by Sašo Niskač, music is performed by Ljuben Dimkaroski, scientific adviser is Dr. Ivan Turk, archaeologist. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. For those interested in archeological museums, this is an excellent place to visit. A visit to the Archaeological Park Divje babe is possible only with a guide, by prior arrangement at least a week before the scheduled arrival. Ode to Joy, 9th Symphony, Ludwig van Beethoven4. I don’t know who invented applause or when but I hate it. The Divje Babe flute is a cave bear femur pierced by spaced holes that was found at the Divje Babe archeological park located near Cerkno in northwestern Slovenia. I hate the noise of applause. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. Some argued that the instrument was not an instrument at all, but a naturally-occurring pattern of holes from bites by other carnivores. Here is a site with some great info on the diatonic scale theory – http://www.greenwych.ca/fl-compl.htm  Some argued that the instrument was not an instrument at all, but a naturally-occurring pattern of holes from bites by other carnivores. Made me realise how important live music is. There is debate as to whether or not it is also the first example of a diatonic scale use.The flute has two holes preserved, but evidence you can see of two other holes. The cave is located below the north-eastern edge of the Šebrelje plateau, with the entrance on a steep slope high above the Idrijca river. However, not the oldest instrument in the world. The interior decoration of the castle was a story for itself, dominating in an SS sensibility in art and culture. A Neanderthal flute, at least 45,000 years old, found at the Divje babe archaeological site in 1995, is probably the oldest musical instrument in the world. Slovenian (Koroška region) etno song Rož, Podjuna, Zila6. Some sources say 43,000, but many others are in the mid 50’s.The museum itself has several collections worth viewing. See the Wikipedia article about it. I love the sound but why does the flute have to play Albinoni’s Addagio Renaissance style piece written in the XX century. Maybe Neandrthals had music that predicted the future. The tradition of hand percussion originates from Africa, as did the people that eventually migrated to European and Nordic regions. Poor bear! It was found near the Idrija region at the Divje Babe archeological site. It is relaxing to imagine being in bed in the cave and some friend doing things quietly and whistleing. It was discovered by archaeologists in a cave near the Idrijca River in 1995. The oldest musical instrument ever discovered is believed to be the Divje Babe flute, discovered in a cave in Slovenia in 1995, though this has been disputed. Did they really have a “system” of sorts at that time or was it sheer luck and a pleasing sound to the maker of the instrument? There’s no clear origin for the drum but the oldest drums ever found were found in india dating to 3200 bce. Felt very quiet when it suddenly cut off and all the magic left. The Divje Babe flute, which was thought to be one of the world's earliest musical instruments, was found in a cave in Slovenia. In his dreams, about a year later, he got a clue of how to play this prehistoric instrument. Only in 2009 the dilemma if the holes in the bone were accidental or purpose-made, was finally resolved. Sometimes it haunted me to hear this flute because if I was a bear I would not want holes in my bones! The result you can see and hear by yourself, or live, performed on a concert, at, http://www.academia.edu/487058/Mousterian_musicianship_The_case_of_the_Middle_Palaeolithic_Divje_babe_I_bone, http://www.ukom.gov.si/en/media_relations/background_information/culture/neanderthal_flute/, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2011.00630.x/abstract, http://archaeology.about.com/od/boneandivory/qt/ancient_flutes.htm, Follow The Adventures of almost-Parson Carson on WordPress.com. Awesome find! The layer has other gnawed cave bear bones, and some detailed scholarly research into the bone's taphonomy—that is to say, the wear and markings on the bone—lead some scholars to conclude that this "flute" likely resulted from carnivore gnawing. In his dreams, about a year later, he got a clue of how to play this prehistoric instrument. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Not applause though. The Divje Babe flute is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a musical instrument. Later, that theory was contradicted with research saying that the holes could in no way be a natural phenomenon. Scares all the animals and all the beautiful spirits and Kills the magic. Extraordinary find from 1995 in Divje babe cave site, western Slovenia, it is most comprehensively described in the paper at http://www.cpa.si/tidldibab.pdf, was met with great enthousiasm on one side and with great skepticism on the other side of the scientific audience, for details see http://www.greenwych.ca/divje-b.htm. We never spam. To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation. The Divje Babe I "flute", if that's what it is, has two roughly circular holes punctured into it, and three more damaged potential holes. /Photo: Tomaž Lauko The background flute and wind music were first added by Andrew Lienhard when I did a one-hour CD about the stone age. You can hear it played at the top of the post by Slovenian musician Ljuben Dimkaroski. It is perhaps possible that the much-underestimated Neanderthals made their own flutes. 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