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One cannot actually date a bead by it's perforation. But knowing how the perforation was formed provides evidence that may suggest a likely time range, via the techniques and mechanisms used, and the knowledge of who had and exploited this technology.
And, by the way, the shaping of a (stone) bead, its polishing, the art-sense of the beadmaker (in terms of how variegated stones were exploited for particular sorts of patterns), and its condition, all contribute to recognizing a bead as probably ancient or probably not ancient.