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hammerstone

[ham-er-stohn] /ˈhæm ərˌstoʊn/
noun, Archaeology
1.
an ancient stone tool used as a hammer, as for chipping flint, processing food, or breaking up bones.
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  • All of the replicated artifacts were manufactured using one of two methods, antler or hammerstone.
  • The pits were also ideal for holding acorns or hickory nuts so that they could be cracked with a hammerstone.
  • He started by using a hammerstone to knock away many pieces called flakes from a second stone that would become the spear point.
  • Some slight pitting from hammerstone use is evident on the edge of the end opposite that with the facial abrasion.
  • Ends heavily pecked, indicating use as a hammerstone.
British Dictionary definitions for hammerstone

hammerstone

/ˈhæməˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a stone used as a hammer in the production of tools during the Acheulian period
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hammerstone
  (hām'ər-stōn')   
A hand-held stone or cobble used by hominids perhaps as early as 2.5 million years ago as a crude pounding or pecking tool. Hammerstones were also used by early humans in striking flakes from stone cores to produce core tools.
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