We could not resist the idea that ancient sounds had been recovered from pottery grooves. The idea was so fascinating that we didn't stop to read the website involved carefully enough. It's actually a brilliant hoax posted last April 1. This is especially ironic, because we have a notoriously bad habit of posting hoax stories on April 1 ourselves. So kudos to those of you who wrote saying this could not possibly be real, and thanks to the alert reader who pointed out to us that the site is featured in the web's wonderful Museum of Hoaxes.
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