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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Use of Compact prill for Stone Perforation: An Experimental Approach

The use of the compact drill for boring holes is the oldest of the three methods for drilling stone objects and other hard raw materials as well. A practice that has probably been in use since the Upper Palaeolithic, it is mainly related to prestige and toilet articles, which characterize the Homo Sapiens. Undoubtedly, the simplest and oldest perforating method is the one using the gimlet. In this article an attempt is made to document the procedure of boring a vertical part in thin objects experimentally and also to diagnose the characteristic traces that will show where the compact drill or the gimlet was used.