How did the Neanderthals make the flute?
It is made from the thighbone of a young cave bear and has four pierced holes, two of which are entirely preserved and two partly.
With practical experiments with the replicas of the tools, discovered in the cave, archaeologists explained how the Neanderthals made the holes in the flute: with a pointed stone tool, a small hollow was carved in the bone, and it was pierced with a bone punch. The result was a hole.
Various analyses and experiments proved the impossibility of the holes being attributed to animal bites or a coincidence.