Sounds of the Stone Age
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Beate Maria Pomberger and Albin Paulus Albin Paulus with double flute

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A film by Petrus van der Let and Martin Luksan
2013 (44 min.)

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.

  • Length: 44 min.
  • Format: HDcam, Digi Beta, PAL, 16:9, stereo
  • Screenplay: Martin Luksan
  • Directors: Petrus van der Let, Martin Luksan
  • Camera, editing: Walter Wehmeyer
  • Music: Archäomusik Vienna - Beate Maria Pomberger, Albin Paulus, Bernhard Winkler
  • Production: 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.
  • Festivals: XXV International Festival of Archaeological Film (Rovereto, Italy 7-11 October 2014);
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    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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  • DVD also available with English subtitles from specialist retailers, bookstores or directly from Alibri publishing ; Euro 15,-
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