The Poetry of Science

Episode 88: Ancient Shell Sounds

February 15, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has discovered that a large seashell found in the archives of a French museum is actually a musical instrument used around 18,000 years ago.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read 'The Sea Shell’ by Marin Sorescu here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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