Earliest known conch shell horn plays its tune for the first time in 17,000 years

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) For the first time in more than 17,000 years, three mellifluous musical notes – close in tone to C, D, and C sharp – have reverberated from a conch shell modified to serve as a wind instrument. The specimen, archaeologists have now determined, is the earliest conch shell horn yet known, and stands out as a unique find among European Upper Paleolithic artifacts. FirstRead More