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Lithophones – Colorado's first rock music

 

October 2, 2019

Sal Martorano

Archaeologist, Marilyn Martorano will be giving the first lecture of the Now and Then Lecture Series hosted by the Niwot Historical Society. Her presentation on musical rocks called lithophones will include a demonstration of the rare prehistoric artifacts.

The 2019-2020 Niwot Historical Lecture series begins with a bang – a bang on an ancient musical instrument that is. In the first of four planned lectures for the upcoming season, archaeologist Marilyn Martorano, will discuss the lithophone, one of the rarest prehistoric artifacts discovered in Colorado.

"I always loved the archeology in the San Luis Valley, it's so diverse - from prehistoric times thousands of years ago to the historic period," Martorano said, "but I never thought I'd be studying stone artifacts that are instruments. That wasn't anything I had any ideas about until jus...



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