The cultural history of the mirilo tombstones remains an open question. They were mentioned for the first time in the 12th century in the vicinity of Trogir, 2 and in the 16th century in the Ravni Kotari region. Today they have mostly disappeared from these areas and have left their trace only in toponyms: Mirila, Mirilišta, Namirlin, and so forth, or they have been fragmentarily preserved, as is the case in the Velebit. The best preserved are those of the southern Velebit region, as they were in function up to the 20th century. According to oral tradition, their dates can be traced from the 17th century, although the first actual inscribed date is from the 18th century (the Glavčice mirilo stones).
In the second half of the 20th century, the lose their function and systematically decline.