and U. ingressus) cub femora (less than 1 year individual age) from various European large cave bear den sites. I thank for the study support of material from Sophie's Cave Mrs S. Dess. Other authors doubted the ‘flute’ and human origin however (e.g. Oase Cave material was studied in the Institute Emil Racovita, Romania (IR). Especially E. Schuhose, G. Volmer and B. Baumbach (Rübeländer Höhlenforschergruppe) and C. Hensel (cave management) supported the cave exploration and bone work in Herman's Cave. However, with the herein used Weiße Kuhle material being very representative for a large cave bear den, puncture holes are found in the cave bear cub humerus (4×), ulna (0×), radius (2×), femur (13×) and tibia (5×). There are two things we can all agree on, though: we hope someday to uncover the true origin of the Divje Babe bone flute, and musical instruments certainly rank among the greatest inventions of members of the genus Homo. At least, very correctly, the ‘holes’ were mostly discussed to be of ‘carnivore chewing damage’ origin (cf. Microscopic analysis (cf. []; figure 1).In this cave, cave bear … Table 1.Studied and from literature compiled cave bear, hyena, wolf den sites with pseudo-bone flutes (i.e. His scholarship and that of his colleagues resulted in accurate dating and description of the flute and its context (Turk et al, 1997). [33,70,71]). Stages of cave bear femur destruction by Ice Age spotted hyena. Hyenas produced round–oval puncture marks in cub femora only by the bone-crushing premolar teeth of both upper and lower jaw. It is broken at both ends, with two complete holes and what may be the incomplete remains of one hole at each end, meaning that the bone may have had four or more hole… Puncture holes are produced by canines (in cranium), whereas the breakage of the left mandible is the result of hyena premolar cracking teeth. photo in [6]). Les flûtes paléolithiques: Divje Babe I, Stállóskö, Lokve etc. [73]), because all ‘fragmented’ bones were simply declared as due to ‘sediment pressure’. This was a larger cave bear den (cf. Subadult cave bear femora initially flaked (femur from Hermann's Cave, Germany). H.-W. Weber (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Höhle und Karst Hemer e.V.) 12. This explains why puncture marks are found only in cub (less 1 year) femora, and partly in subadults, whereas they are absent completely in adults, because hyenas cracked those bones into pieces with the premolar triangle teeth (i.e. (1) Cub skull (small cave bear form U. spelaeus eremus) from the Weiße Kuhle Cave, Germany, which was scavenged strongly on the left side. Using all these strange presentations by Turk et al. These instruments are easy to play. [28]). Die ‘Neanderthalerflote’ von Divje-Babe: Eine Revolution in der Musikgeschichte? figures 5 and 6, and e.g. (eremus or spelaeus) and the large U. ingressus, and from mountainous regions, where Ice Age spotted hyenas were around all over Europe (cf. Pseudo ‘Neanderthal bone flutes’ of different aged cave bear (U. s. subsp. The only absolute date was made solely on a cave bear bone, the ‘bone flute’, whose age would date into the Neanderthal or ‘cave bear den’ time period. The perforated bone, found in an Eastern European cave, represents a flute made and played by Neandertals at least 43,000 ye us ago, the scientists contended. [60]) and are very different also on the hole margins and forms. Small parallel rectangular scratches on the pseudo-bone flute of Divje Babe Cave 1 were misinterpreted as cut marks (cf. Her first book of poems, Bundle o’ Tinder, was selected by Richard Wilbur for the 2007 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and will be published by Waywiser Press in November this year. The Ice Age top predator research in Europe focused these past years on hunting of cave bears in large cave bear dens. Cave bear scavenging models in larger cave bear den caves (here Zoolithen Cave, Germany) for all three top predators that hunted, killed and scavenged on cave bears all over Europe within caves in boreal forest palaeoenvironments. A middle palaeolithic origin of music? The Aurignacian lithic material appears also together with cave bear remains [25]. Time travelers have gone back in time and watched Neanderthals play the bone flute on a full diatonic scale. The tomography (cf. Ichnological and ethological studies in one of Europe's famous bear den in the Urşilor Cave (Carpathians, Romania). 'Neanderthal flutes' were actually snacks for Ice Age hyenas, In photos: Brown hyena calmly robs five cheetahs, Watch: Warthog gives leopard the slip (with some help from a charging hyena), When hyena sex goes wrong ... and a scientist storifies it, That time a prehistoric shark took a bite out of a turd, Whiter shade of pale: Odd-coloured baboon photographed in Tanzania, Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, finally has his Juliet, Scent of a Primate: Lemurs can detect weakness in each other with a simple sniff. The flutes, made of … Indeed, neither hyenas, modern nor extinct, nor any carnivores mentioned use canines for ‘bone crushing’ (e.g. Niko Borish is a Teen Volunteer in the Education Department. Also, this is a large cave bear den which had again an Aurignacian camp site at the entrance, and again no Neanderthal occupation at all (cf. subsp.) In a first stage, one of the joints (damage stage 1), and in a second step (damage stage 2) the other joint was cut off using the scissor-dentition on very small-sized femora (figure 5(1)), which becomes more diagonal (i.e. Weiße Kuhle Cave (Germany) bones are in the PaleoLogic Research Institute, Czech Republic (PAL), Perick Cave material is kept in the collection of the Perick Cave club house in Hemer, Germany (PCH). [3,12–21]; figures 1 and 2), where always large amounts of damaged and also punctured cave bear bones are present, such as figured with many new examples herein for the northern German Weiße Kuhle Cave and other cave bear dens (figures 3–7). (12) Cub coxa from the Weiße Kuhle Cave, Germany. © 2015 The Authors. For our growing team of writers and contributors, those are the stories that matter most: we dedicate our time to them all day and every day. This would be a great way to strengthen the argument, but it also is true because if the opposite of it were true” time travelers have gone back in time and watched Neanderthals use the bone for some other purpose or to play only two notes with the flute” it would provide helpful information for the Bad … The Neanderthal, a species of the genus Homo, was a near relative of our own species.Its scientific name is Homo neanderthalensis or Homo sapiens neanderthalensis.. Neanderthal fossils were only found in Europe, Asia Minor and up to central Asia.The first fossil was found in a limestone quarry near Düsseldorf: One of the workers found part of a skeleton, in a valley called Neanderthal.Experts Johann … Musica instrumentalis. The amount of bone material is still not enough to present clear statistics. The position of the holes is mostly on the herein studied 19 cub femora, on the ventral side, and not on the dorsal convex side (cf. The Neanderthal flute and the origins of the scale—fang or flint—a response. map in [19]). (a) Dorsal, (b) lateral, (c) detail of tooth mark hole (GTCP collection). The Engis child from Belgiumwas the first Neanderthal discovered, in 1829. Cave bear killers, scavengers between the Scandinavian and Alpine ice shields—the last hyenas and cave bears in antagonism—and the reason why cave bears hibernated deeply in caves. Age composition of the cave bear population from Divje Babe I Cave. Actually, some remains had been found earlier, but not recognised as a separate species from us. [9,10]). Late Middle to Late Pleistocene (Mousterian to Gravettian) Ice Age spotted hyenas of Europe occupied mainly cave entrances as dens (communal/cub raising den types), but went deeper for scavenging into cave bear dens, or used in a few cases branches/diagonal shafts (i.e. figures 2 and 3). (6) Femur from Hermann's Cave, Germany (photos adapted from [16]; RC collection). figure 2). [7]). The impact marks are two types: (a) full and deep into the spongiosa, i.e. VIEW more from this CONTRIBUTOR. (2) Femur from Keppler Cave, Germany (photos adapted from [4]; SMM collection). Razprave IV. There, the cave bear layers themselves, which generally span from the MIS3–5d=25,000–113,000 BP, overlap/intercalate with the Cro-Magnon times, mainly Aurignacian, partly Gravettian, cultural layers [5,23,57]. Drilled holes were produced experimentally for a reconstruction of a ‘cave bear cub bone flute’ (cf. Potok Cave), Slovenia [].This was a larger cave bear den (cf. From the literature, new interpretations were made of the sites in the archaeological content (Neanderthal versus Aurignacian sites), and overlap in carnivore den use (hyena/wolf den—always at entrance areas) and identification as small to large cave bear dens (figure 1 and table 1). The comparison focused on the presence/absence and positions of round–oval puncture marks. (1–4) Cub humeri from the Weiße Kuhle Cave, Germany. The Oase Cave material was studied in the Speleological Institute Emil Racovita. Studied and from literature compiled cave bear, hyena, wolf den sites with pseudo-bone flutes (i.e. The bone was clearly fashioned by man - no other … Take your passion further by supporting and driving more of the nature news you know and love. New perspectives on the beginnings of music: archaeological and musicological analysis of a Middle Paleolithic bone ‘flute’. Excavation in the cave Divje Babe I, where the Neanderthal flute was found (Wikipedia) In 2008, another discovery was made – a bone flute in the Hohle Fels cave near Ulm in Germany dating back 43,000 years. Die oberpleistozäne Population von Ursus spelaeus Rosenmüller 1794 aus dem eiszeitlichen Fleckenhyänenhorst Perick-Höhlen von Hemer (Sauerland, NW Deutschland). 652 de Divje Babe I et arguments pour la défense des specimens pb51/20 et pb606 du MNM de Budapest. In some cases, these shafts expose, on both sides, puncture holes of each of the upper jaw P3 and antagonistic lower jaw P3–4, sometimes parts of M1, which attributes it only to the crushing teeth triangle of hyenas (cf. The bone's holes on the dorsal side appear not to line up, whereas on the ventral side another hole was declared as the ‘thumb hole’. ‘bone flute holes’ (composed and adapted from [4,14,15,22,23]; illustrations G. Teichmann). A studied ulna of a cave bear at the site is one of the best examples of bone crushing by hyena premolar teeth. There are never signs of ‘drill marks on the margins of the compacta’, and in many cases there are breakages around the hole (i.e. However, the main ‘bone destructor’ is known to be the European Ice Age spotted hyena [19] (figure 2), with cave bear bone damage first understood at the overlapping hyena den (cave entrance) and cave bear den of the Perick Caves [50–52], with newer proof at Sophie's Cave [21,22], and Hermann's Cave [16] or Zoolithen Cave [18] and herein best demonstrated and newly added for the Weiße Kuhle Cave (figures 3, 4, 6 and 7). Such antagonistic tooth marks are found often at different medium-sized hyena prey bones including their own species femora or even Neanderthal femora [19,20], also documented in the modern actualistic spotted hyena bone accumulation record [61–63]. Cave bear hunting in the Hohle Fals, a cave site in the Ach Valley, Swabian Jura. (4) Shaft from the Oase Cave, Romania, cranial (IR collection). Such mandibles were crushed always similar with damaging the ramus, or flakes of the lower distal mandible. [25]). All aforementioned femora and other cave bear bones with ‘holes’ (i.e. Whether it is actually a flute created by Neanderthalsis a subject of debate. Doubts aired over Neandertal bone ‘flute’. © 2015 The Authors. The research was sponsored by the Private Research Institute PaleoLogic (www.paleologic.eu), which runs the ‘European Ice Age spotted hyena project’. (13–14) Cub and adult calcanei from the Weiße Kuhle Cave, Germany (all PAL collection). Figure 8. figures 5–7). (1) Femur from Mokriška Jama Cave, Slovenia (photos adapted from [24]; NMLS collection). [32–38]) or were fighting for pro-arguments (e.g. No animal makes tools to use in making more complex tools, but Neanderthal did. definitions and discussions in [4,14,18–20,20,21,54,74]. In 1995, archeologist Ivan Turk of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts found the approximately 43,100-year-old cave bear femur at the Divje Babe site near a Mousterian hearth. At cave bear dens hyenas left, by periodic scavenging, up to 20% of damaged bones, whereas also lions (cave bear killers), leopards and wolves played a larger role in the cave bear hunting/scavenging, even deep in caves. [1]; figure 1). The studies even thrilled up to ‘exact musical studies’ [29]. These predators specialized in consuming mainly (and especially in winter times during cave bear hibernation) cave bears in boreal forest mountain regions, but in different ways and with different impact on the carcasses and bone destruction (cf. No contest. Therefore, all other top predators—except hyenas—can be excluded, at least for the round–oval punctures in cave bear longbone shafts. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited. The study, authored by paleobiologist Cajus Diedrich and published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, examined prehistoric animal remains and bone breakage patterns in 15 cave locations in an effort to put the longstanding flute debate to rest. It is possibly the world’s oldest known musical instrument, and some archeologists believe that Neanderthals made it. Instead, stone tool caused curved cut marks were found on a single cave bear femur (U. ingressus) from the latest Late Pleistocene (MIS3 cave bear layers, also Aurignacian period) of Hermann's Cave (cf. Die Höhlenbärenreste aus der Sammlung Groß aus der Uschowa Höhle (Potočka Zijalka, Slowenien). punctured cave bear cub femora), and overlap of Late Palaeolithic Aurignacian camp sites at the cave entrances, or cave bear hunt signs deep in caves. And amidst all the noise, voices get lost and some stories are never heard. These are not instruments, nor human made, but products of the most important cave bear scavengers of Europe, hyenas. German sites are Hermann's Cave, Perick Caves, especially a large population of small (Ursus spelaeus eremus) and large cave bears (Ursus ingressus) and large amount of material in different destruction stages from the Weiße Kuhle Cave, but also some relevant bones from the den sites Keppler Cave, Zoolithen Cave, Sophie's Cave, Große Teufels Cave and the Czech Sloup Cave. Also, possibly most herbivorous small U. s. eremus and full herbivorous U. ingressus (e.g. A hyena tried to cut the distal joint. In stage 3, subadult cave bear femora already started to crush, which is demonstrated from at least one example from Hermann's Cave (figure 5(6)). There, damage on cave bear bones is now well known and reported in several publications (e.g. Including also the new studies of the omnivorous brown bears of Arilla et al. This strategy is demonstrated, herein in detail, on cave bear femora destruction (especially material from Weiße Kuhle Cave, Germany), which is presented in three stages and for different aged individuals—cubs (less than 1 year), subadults (1–2 years) and adults. First ‘bone flute descriptions’ The first ‘Neanderthal cave bear bone flute’ from the Middle Palaeolithic was believed to have been discovered in the 1920s from Potočka Zijalka Jama Cave (i.e. General cave bear bone damage by large carnivores (lion, hyena, wolf) is present in all of those large cave bear dens. Ethnologist/musicians created then a wave of ‘cave bear bone instruments’ based solely on ‘holes in bones’ (compiled in [11]), from all kinds of carnivore punctured cave bear bones, even other than femora. By B. Bower. Continuous documentation of destruction stages of cave bear (U.s. subsp. At these times, different cave bear subspecies Ursus spelaeus subsp. A critical re-evaluation on bone surface modification models for inferring fossil hominin and carnivore interactions through a multivariate approach: application to the FLK Zinj archaeofaunal assemblage (Olduvai George, Tanzania). Several cave bear dens were studied, as well as larger bone collections (figure 1 and table 1). Jelle Atema is a Professor of Biology and Adjunct Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Mokriška jama, nova visokoalpska aurignaška postaja v Jugoslaviji. The pseudo-bone flutes all come from layers of the MIS3–5d (herein added up to MIS 6) and are from smaller early cave bear forms of Ursus spelaeus subsp. Taphonomy of a suggested Middle Paleolithic bone flute from Slovenia. details in [21]). [3,12–16–22,51,54,55]). Experimental manufacture of the bone flute of with stone tools. During regular archaeological excavations several flutes, that date to the European Upper Paleolithic have been discovered in caves in the Swabian Alb region of Germany. Fink [30,31] declared then to the top of this, without natural scientific studies, that the hole spacing matched a ‘diatonic scale sequence, among the most widespread scales known’—which underlines, also contradictory, that this is not of human origin. Nove analize piscali iz Divji bab I (Slovenija). Europe's first Upper Pleistocene Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823) skeleton from the Konìprusy Caves—a hyena cave prey depot site in the Bohemian Karst (Czech Republic)—Late Pleistocene woolly rhinoceros scavengers. : X-ray computed microtomography of the Divje Babe flute. Punctured extinct cave bear femora were misidentified in southeastern Europe (Hungary/Slovenia) as ‘Palaeolithic bone flutes’ and the ‘oldest Neanderthal instruments’. also modern hyena impact mark pictures in [61]), (b) the margins are convex in cross-shape, and not steep-straight as with drills, (c) the corners are smooth and do not have drill/cut mark signs, at all, and (d) in most cases (figures 5–7), the antagonistic punctures/tooth marks (lower/upper jaw dentition fit) are present. [24]; see figures 1, 5–7 and table 1). The larger the distal femur joint has been, the more diagonal this was cut. Is a cave bear bone from Divje Babe, Slovenia, a Neanderthal flute? Figure 8. This main Late Pleistocene bone destructor in Europe is known recently with more than 150 den sites (95% are cave sites) all over Europe. [32,33,37,41]), whereas X-ray scans did not prove any ‘drill-scratches around the holes’ or any marks of stone tools on the bones, and left again the question of the hole origin open (cf. The Divje Babe flute is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a musical instrument. S. Stevens did the spell-check of the first draft, whereas the illustrations are from G. Teichmann. How to assess the acoustic significance of archaeological evidence. Late Pleistocene Eemian hyena and steppe lion feeding strategies on their largest prey—Palaeoloxodon antiquus Falconer and Cautley 1845 at the straight-tusked elephant graveyard and Neanderthal site Neumark-Nord Lake 1, Central Germany. Login with Gmail. Herein the bone damage stages 1–3 (1, chewed joint; 2, shaft; 3, fragments) are presented in detail for cave bear femora of cubs, subadult and adult cave bears. Their producer, a large carnivore, and the main scavenger/bone destructor of the Ice Age, the Ice Age spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta spelaea, will be discussed as the oval hole producer herein (figure 2), based on the intensive Late Pleistocene central European cave bear and top predator studies in and outside caves of the past years (e.g. [65]) restudy of the bone excluded Ice Age hyenas, arguing with ‘abnormal biting or chewing behaviour using their canine teeth’ (cf. Indeed, some are naturally weather-cracked. The ‘cave bear cub femora with holes’ are, in all cases, neither instruments nor human made at all. Stages of cave bear femur destruction by Ice Age spotted hyena. impact circles, cf. (a) Lateral outer view, (b) lateral inner view, (c–e) details of puncture holes of both sides and (f) refitting of the jaw with all tooth marks of both sides projected in one level which fit in one tooth mark of the bone crushing teeth of the upper jaw of a hyena (all PAL collection).Download figureOpen in new tabDownload powerPoint. Late Pleistocene leopards across Europe—most northern European population, highest elevated records in the Alps, complete skeletons in the Dinarids and comparison to the Ice Age cave art. Ist der Knochen eines Höhlenbären aus Divje Babe, Slowenien, eine Flöte des Neandertalers? 'Neanderthal flutes' were actually snacks for Ice Age hyenas The Divje Babe flute is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a musical instrument. So it’s unlikely that Neanderthals were rocking flute solos 200,000 years ago. All the large carnivore punctured cave bear cub femora (and other punctured bones) appear always in small to large cave bear den cave/cave entrance contexts. tooth with rubbed or damaged tip or slight impact (PAL collection). Cutting off the joints is recognized in all age classes of cave bears. The Neanderthal flute of Divje Babe In 1995, Ivan Turk and his team discovered the oldest known flute in a bear cave called Divje Babe (‘wild woman’). (5) Femur from Oase Cave, Romania (IR collection). Divje Babe I. (a) Dorsal, (b) lateral, (c) detail of lateral tooth mark holes (produced by carnivore canines, best fitting to hyenas or lions) (PAL collection). [2,3]) and Late Palaeolithic Aurignacian (not Neanderthal) used rock shelter camp site at the entrance (cf. 2.1. On average 80% of the cub, and 20% of the adult cave bear bones have large predator damage. (6) Selected femur fragments of cub to subadult cave bears (U. s. eremus and U. s. Rezultati računalniske tomografije najstarejše domnevne piščali iz Divjih bab I (Slovenija): prispevek k teoriji luknjanja kosti. For some the results are not that surprising. These old ‘cave bear cannibalistic models’ were already revised, with many arguments not to be existent, including the top predators as bone damagers (including human bones) in Europe (e.g. You, our viewers, are passionate about these stories we tell. It's every hyena male's nightmare sex scenario. Such bone fragments, here compiled for the Perick Caves (figure 4), do not expose any puncture marks of the premolars, generally, because the bone breaks are within the crushing triangle, and not by a puncture hole. Such mandibles were crushed always similar with damaging the ramus, or flakes of the lower distal mandible. Brodar [8] reported cave bear cub femora and other cave bear bones ‘with holes’ as further proof of the ‘oldest instruments in the world’ from the Mokriška Jama Cave (or Medvedja Jama Cave=Bear Cave), Slovenia. The material was found in a limestone quarry near Düsseldorf. (a) Lateral outer view, (b) lateral inner view, (c–e) details of puncture holes of both sides and (f) refitting of the jaw with all tooth marks of both sides projected in one level which fit in one tooth mark of the bone crushing teeth of the upper jaw of a hyena (all PAL collection). The prize for the first creators of musical instruments actually goes to members of the Aurignacian culture of southwest Germany. Fossile Knochendurchlochungen. Read Wikipedia in Modernized UI. [25]; figure 5(4)), where also Neanderthal Mousterian layers were believed to be present [26], was declared twice incorrectly as the ‘oldest instrument’, a 43 140 BP old ‘Neanderthal flute’ from layer 8 [26,27] (figure 5(4)). In this cave, cave bear hunts by Cro-Magnon humans seem to be indicated on a cave bear shoulder blade pathology (large diagonal impact hole, partly healed diagonal hole) that seems to have been made by a probable Mladeč projectile bone point [5]. Neither carnivores nor cave bears (herbivorous) used their canine teeth to crush longbones, or any other bones. This material is composed and compared from the aforementioned publications to end the long discussion about ‘Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal bone flutes and oldest instruments’. Found by archeologist Ivan Turk in a Neanderthal campsite at Divje Babe in northwestern Slovenia, this instrument (above) is estimated to be over 43,000 years old and perhaps as much as 80,000 years old. Evolution, Horste, Taphonomie und Prädatoren der Rübeländer Höhlenbären, Harz (Norddeutschland). According to Nowell, this new research will help to “dismantle a myth that has been too persistent in some circles. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, http://www.scholoxy.org/journals/science-chronicles/IceAge_spotted_hyena-article.php, http://www.webster.sk.ca/Greenwich/fl-compl.htm, small cave bear den/Aurignacian camp site, large hyena den at entrance (cub raising, communal den type), large cave bear den (, large cave bear den/Aurignacian camp site, cave bear hunting site, large cave bear den/hyena den at side branch, large cave bear den/short-term hyena den at entrance, large cave bear den/short-term wolf and ?hyena den at entrance, large cave bear den/Aurignacian skull find site, large cave bear den, short-term hyena den at entrance. Another juvenile bear cub femur with holes from Divje Babe I Cave, Slovenia, a small cave bear den (cf. 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