Friday, February 09, 2007

Ancient Flute Discovered in Utah

This story is a very cool discovery of an ancient flute discovered in Eastern Utah. The flute was discovered by accident, otherwise it would have remained hidden for a lot longer.
The flute is 27 inches long and some folks are speculating that it may be more than a thousand years old. I am a bit sceptical that that a wooden instrument would have survived intact in this exposed location for a thousand years, but it would be awesome if indeed it proves to be that old. I would expect that it's younger than that, but that's my opinion.
Regardless, this is an exciting discovery. A Ute tribal elder presided over the removal of the flute from it's location. The article hints that once the flute is investigated by archeologists, it will be placed in display for the public.

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