Category: Archaeology

Humans made a horn out of a conch shell about 18,000 years ago

Fitted with a modern mouthpiece, it plays the notes C, C sharp and D

Ancient Europeans made a horn out of a large seashell and blew musical notes out of it roughly 18,000 years ago, a new study suggests. While it’s not known how ancient people used the shell horn, conch shells in historical and modern cultures have served as musical instruments, calling or signaling devices and sacred or magical objects, researchers say.

Stonehenge may have had roots in a Welsh stone circle

Population movements may explain how certain stones at the iconic site came from far away

At an ancient site situated among the hills of western Wales, researchers suspect they have uncovered the remnants of a stone circle that contained initial building blocks of Stonehenge.

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