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.


Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read 'The Sea Shell’ by Marin Sorescu here.


Music by Rufus Beckett.


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