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Sounds of the Stone Age (2013)

Cow horns, ceramic drums, bone flutes, mouth bows, and bullroarers are just a few of the instruments that were used to make music 7000 years ago. Whether this also occurred in the ring ditches created during that time can only be a matter of speculation. The ring ditches consisted of wooden posts that were arranged in a circle and had several gates. The whole structure was surrounded by trenches dug in the earth. Various interpretations exist with regard to their function: cult sites, arenas for games, calendar structures whose gates indicated the summer and winter solstice... Some ring ditches have been reconstructed, for instance at Heldenberg (Lower Austria) or Goseck (Sachsen-Anhalt). The exact measurement of the earth’s magnetic rays means that virtual archeology can today also be visualized on the computer.


Together with the film METAL AGES - SOUNDS OF THE STONE AGE forms a mini-series in 2 parts.

Sounds of the Stone Age (2013)

  • Duration: 44 minutes

    • Directed by Petrus van der Let and Martin Luksan


    • Produced by Petrus van der Let Filmproduktion in cooperation with Filmproduktion Walter Wehmeyer, Johannes Pils, ORF, BMUKK, subsidized by the Provinces of Lower Austria, Upper Austria and VAM.


    • Camera and Editing by Walter Wehmeyer


  • Where to Rent/Buy

  • Festivals

    • XXV International Festival of Archaeological Film (Rovereto, Italy 7-11 October 2014)
    • MEDIMED in Sitges / Spain 17-19 October 2014
    • XIV International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa in Irun (Spain) 17 - 22 November 2014
    • The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival (15-19 May 2015) Eugene/Oregon, USA
    • 16 International Festival of Archaeological Films in Belgrade 19 – 25 March 2015
  • Broadcast

    BRalpha, 16 April 2014, 7:30pm and 17 April 2014, 9:30am

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