It was produced froma swan's bone, at a time when drills were completely unknown. It has a nearly perfect pentatonic scale likechinese music today. This is doubtless no accident. Other very old instruments have the same scale which tells usthat folks already had a transparent sound system idea 35,000 years ago. But: You only need a correct scale systemlike this if musicians want to play in combination. Shepherds as an example won't need this playing solo and hence general shepherd's contraptions will have a very alternative system like Arabic scales with which that you can't playtogether but nevertheless, you'll find those systems are well defined, too. This old artefact with the ideal scale is no proof yet but you better get used to the concept that musicalinstruments and woodwind ensembles played in the Stone Age already making music in ensembles seems to beless a hobby of a few but a basic part of being human. As with the flute most contraptions we all know today are refinements of very old ancestors. We can see some of them on monuments and art work which are lots of from time to time thousands of years old. These pictures and often broken artefacts tell us little or no concerning the music that was made with them,just even if people have danced. But you discover much more about it conserved in literature or even inlegislature that offers us some idea how they were used and what outcomes they have to have had some Greek stateshave banned sure scales and brands of playing as a result of the extasy it caused in the audience!.