Classified by Western scholars as lithophones, sonorous stone instruments are found in various forms throughout the globe. In fact, stone is actually one of the eight materials traditionally used in China to classify their indigenous instruments. Stone has been used for music making since prehistoric times, and archaeologists believe instruments found at prehistoric sites in India may be evidence of its earliest use.
Complete article: “The Many Sounds of Stone“, Ken Moore, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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