You can hear a sample of one of the flutes here: https://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/1999/Flute7.wav
There are flutes with different number of holes, the one with 7 holes plays a scale that is similar to the Modern Scale of C or Do.
These flutes give an insight of the sound of music 9000 years ago.
This archaeological site was discovered in 1962, but has only recently been excavated. Researchers have found the flutes plus many other artifacts that tell us about life in ancient China. Jiahu lies in the Central Yellow River Valley in mid-Henan Province and was inhabited from 7000 BC to 5700 BC. The site was discovered by Zhu Zhi, late director of the Wuyang County Museum, in 1962.
Only 5% of the site has been worked on wit…