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CWBF Magdalenian Conch

by Colin WB Foley

Uploaded on Feb 13, 2021 (and last updated on Feb 13, 2021)

I read the Ars Technica article about a conch shell that was used about 18000 years ago as a musical instrument: Happily, some researchers had recorded three very nice samples of the instrument. I went to the source (, downloaded the file, chopped it up into samples, fixed the tuning, and turned it into a soundf...

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Extra considerations: Using the license for the original work. It's arguable whether this can be copyrighted at all, though. My minimal work here can be used under a CC0 license.

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