Hmmm. Not really a new idea.
Re: Article: (Shell necklace) "String" technology may be 120K years old -- jatatoo Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
08/01/2020, 17:04:24

I read an exposition on "string sawing" (the use of corded fibers to abrade stones, exploiting a "sawing" maneuver) in about 1980.

The present article may suggest a very early date for such workóbut this should not be a surprise.

This was primitive technology that was devised before there was anything like drills and rotary abraders.

I suppose one has to look toward fabric manufacture (weaving, plaiting, netting, knitting)) to get a handle on corded fibers, to grasp the "origin of string." Nevertheless, MANY technologies were devised for bead and ornament manufacture, and were then exploited for other arts and artifices. So I would not discount the possibility.


Modified by Beadman at Sat, Aug 01, 2020, 17:05:15

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