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Ancient trumpets played eerie notes

Scientists analyze tunes from 3,000-year-old conch-shell instruments for insight into pre-Inca civilization

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6:37pm, November 18, 2010

Listen to shell music.


Now you can hear a marine-inspired melody from before the time of the Little Mermaid’s hot crustacean band. Acoustic scientists put their lips to ancient conch shells to figure out how humans used these trumpets 3,000 years
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