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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 01:23 AM
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Recreating the sound of Aztec 'Whistles of Death'
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Scientists were fascinated by the ghostly find: a human skeleton buried in an Aztec temple with a clay, skull-shaped whistle in each bony hand.

But no one blew into the noisemakers for nearly 15 years. When someone finally did, the shrill, windy screech made the spine tingle.


http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/06/30/pre-columbia...

I've always been interested in attempts to reconstruct music, language, and other aural ephemera from archaeology. This is cool stuff.

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KatyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-02-08 01:53 AM
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1. that was really cool
thanks. I have to say, though, that listening to the sounds really freaked out our cats :)
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