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Step back through time with John Lord

Enjoy a prehistoric experience, and relearn many ancient skills

The eerie background sound of a primitive elder flute will take a couple of minutes to download, but you may find that it is worth waiting for. The flute, which was made at a primitive instrument workshop, has no finger holes but it can still produce sweet toned and hauntingly interesting arpeggios. Our early ancestors may have been inspired to make simple flutes after hearing the sounds generated by wind blowing over naturally broken water reeds. In addition to forms of social communication, early flute sounds could also have been used to to attract certain bird species by call imitation. It is unlikely that any early wooden flutes will have survived through thousands of years, but a few more durable perforated bone instruments have already been retrieved from the archaeology.