31 March 2013

World's oldest known sound recordings discovered on horse figure stones and played back by France's Denis Argaut

Shadow of dance galloping horse, Denis Argaut, France
The rock is in the shape of a horse head and plays a galloping sound when rocked back and forth

He has identified a total of 6 horse figures which reproduce the sounds of the galloping horse which strongly supports Argaut's observation that the stones were engineered to combine the visual image of the horse along with the sounds on what must be considered an exogram, or an external information storage device. These are the earliest known sound recordings and Denis' interpretation and playback of the sounds allow us to "listen to the Stone Age past.

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