2 How do we know that people made music thousands of years ago How do we know that people made music thousands of years ago? Today, recorded music surrounds us. You can buy CDs of your favorite music. You can hear singers on the radio. You can even watch them on TV.
3 Thousands of years from now, people will know about our music because we have made recordings of it. Thousands of years ago, recording music was impossible.
4 So how do we know that people long ago played music So how do we know that people long ago played music? Because scientists have found flutes that are over 9,000 years old!
5 The flutes were found in China, in the Yellow River Valley The flutes were found in China, in the Yellow River Valley. Here, scientist unearthed all sorts of treasures, including 36 flutes.
6 The flutes were made from the wing bones of a crane – a long necked wading bird. People long ago carved and shaped the bones and put holes in them.
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