The oldest flute thatwe have today is from Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, and is about 35,000 years old. It was produced froma swan's bone, at a time when drills were completely unknown. It has a essentially best pentatonic scale
likechinese music today. This is perhaps no coincidence. Other very old contraptions have an analogous scale which tells usthat folks already had a transparent sound system idea 35,000 years ago. But: You only need an accurate scale systemlike this if musicians are looking to play together. Shepherds for instance won't need this enjoying solo and therefore standard shepherd's contraptions may have a very alternative system like Arabic scales with which which that you could't playtogether
but inspite of this, you're going to find those options are well described, too. This old artefact with the best scale is no proof yet but you better get used to the idea that musicalinstruments and woodwind ensembles played in the Stone Age already making music in ensembles seems to beless a hobby of some but a basic part of being human. As with the flute most gadgets everyone knows today are refinements of very old ancestors. We can see some of them on monuments and art which are plenty of sometimes a whole lot of years old. These photos and regularly broken artefacts tell us little or no regarding the music that was made with them,just no matter if people have danced.