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DIVJE BABE FLUTE now as kite winder

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. 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." Slovenian

archeologist Mitja Brodar, however, argues that it was made by Cro-Magnons as an element

of Central European Aurignacian culture. Despite alternative hypotheses suggesting it was

formed by animals, the artifact remains on prominent public display in the National Museum

of Slovenia in Ljubljana as a Neanderthal flute. As such, it is possibly the world's oldest

known musical instrument.


Divje babe flute silhouette was inspiration for handcrafted wood kite winder. It is made from American walnut wood, in two dimensions :)

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