>Describe the saw exactly. Then go get a rock and try >it. Narrow straight cut.
It's a drag saw. If the striations are straight it might be like the saw used in the experiments of Stock (2001). If the striations are curved might have been attached to a pendulum rig of some kind (one posible one is discribed in Moores (1991)). If the cut is straight and narrow the blade was flat and held in place by a jig along with the block.
Moores, R.G. (1991) Evidence for use of a stone-cutting drag saw by the fourth dynasty Egyptians. JARCE, 28, 139-148.
Stocks, D.A. (2001) Testing ancient Egyptian granite-working methods in Aswan. Upper Egypt, Antiquity, 75, 89-94.
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